The cyber pandemy

Despite everyone its grounded homeofficing, soon the corporate world will realise that productivity is increasing. However, a new danger is preparing to emerge.

At Digital Space’s Twitter profile, where cyber pirates brag about their hacking into other people’s data, someone announced that they had access and released the database information from one of the biggest universities in Brazil. “Now we possess the e-mail, passwords and personal documents of more than 4 thousand people”, was posted at Digital Space.

All over the world, cyber security authorities reported a series of cyber-attacks since the beginning of February. Scams in form of promises to retrieve information, vaccination to all citizens through a link and a guaranteed refund costs from the government are just some examples of a scams from these hackers deceiving people in a fragile time.

But this is not a new strategy from hackers. The difference now is that the number of people which are operating from home and using their personal net accesses and computers to work.

CTOs and other experts who works with computer security knows that for example banks or a large data driven companies’ websites are attacked thousands of times daily and as a preventing that a huge amount of money is spent protecting their database systems.

There is a huge problem when people use their own computers to work from home without taking extra care. Most of the time they are they shared with their children and use it for playing games, download movies and god knows what !….

Imagine if, instead a college professor, a power plant senior engineer was the target, and he “logs in” the central system from home using his password on an unprotected computer. Black out? Scary just to think about it, isn’t it?

But it might become even worse. What if someone shut down the internet. What will become of what’s left of our jobs?