Adam Smith provided comment to Minnesota Lawyer regarding an increase in cybercrime as a result of criminals trying to capitalize on the coronavirus pandemic. With people working from home, opportunities to invade computers have expanded and subtle changes to email addresses and/or web locations may go unnoticed, among all the other rapid changes in virtual society.
“Hackers, just like business, adapt to changing times. They create frauds in response to needs.”
Smith adds that with more employees working from home, it’s important to make sure that an employer’s remote access is fully patched and accessed from both a secure location and via an encrypted router.