In our 2020 midyear report, we discussed how the Covid-19 pandemic had forced many organizations to shift from physical offices to virtual ones — a change that also led to the rise of messaging and video conferencing apps as indispensable tools for communication. While these apps have provided businesses a way of maintaining communication between employees, they have also caught the eye of malicious actors who are always looking to integrate new techniques in their malicious activities.
Zoom-based attacks have remained consistent
No other software has defined 2020 as much as the video conferencing app Zoom, which has exploded in popularity since the start of the pandemic. Given its high usage rate among schools, businesses, and individuals, it’s no surprise that cybercriminals have been focusing their efforts on Zoom-based attacks.
Source: Trend Micro