Article authored by the Head of Cyber Security of X4 Technology, Elliot Kirby.
As healthcare workers on the front-line cope with the effects of the Covid-19 outbreak, cyber criminals are capitalising on the chaos. Malicious hackers have been praying on the fear and unfamiliarity of present circumstances to carry out cyber-attacks on the healthcare system.
As well as healthcare systems, cybercriminals are seeking to exploit remote workers by taking advantage of companies that have not applied the same security measures on their remote networks as would be in place in a corporate environment.
I spoke to Ian Reynolds, Director at SecureTeam, a UK based cybersecurity firm who work with a range of businesses including the UK Government, NHS and Ministry of Defence, to hear his thoughts on the reasons behind the recent surge in cyberattacks and how his business is coping.