cyberattacks

Cyberattacks Target Remote Work Tools

Remote access to business environments has become a vital part of everyday work during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the common ways an employee like a tech support staffer can connect to a remote employee’s work computer is the Remote Desktop service, which has some well-known security vulnerabilities.

One widely-used remote desktop service, Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), is susceptible to DLL Side Loading attacks, in which hackers exploit the lack of an integrity check to replace a legitimate Windows dynamic-link library (DLL) with a malicious copy under the same name that is then loaded by the importing process.

Coronavirus fears foster phishing attacks

Cybercriminals continue to exploit the COVID-19 theme in their cyberattacks, trying to trick user into entering their credentials or personal information on a phishing web page or loading malicious documents that pretend to contain essential information related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here is a quick roundup of examples that show how scammers and hackers are leveraging the crisis.