International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Computer Science & Engineering | Sri Lanka | Volume 10 Issue 4, April 2021

Analysis onto the Evolving Cyber-Attack Trends during COVID-19 Pandemic

Senthuran Nallainathan

Abstract: This report aims to study today's different types of cyber threats faced during COVID-19 Pandemic. Search terms such as face masks, corona virus information sky rocketed during the last few months. This proof the target of Coronavirus related anxiety among users due to the pandemic which could be taken advantage by hackers in order to exploit their machines. It could also be seen 70% of organizations increased their cyber security spending, in an attempt to prevent, narrow down their vulnerabilities, shows the significance of this issue to be studied. Cyber threats during pandemic placed organizations in a financial stress, to their already affected cash flows. DDoS, Ransomware, Malware, Malicious domains were the most common attacks seen during this pandemic. Challenges faced by organizations due to cyber threats and factors (new technological applications such as video conferencing) contributing to increased vulnerability are critical issues. Importance of Cyber security consultations when implementing new applications to support WFH are essential.

Keywords: cyber security, COVID-19, cyber-attack trends, cyber security during COVID-19, cyber security, WFH practices

Edition: Volume 10 Issue 4, April 2021,

Pages: 139 - 144

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