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Europol: Cyber ​​crime is booming due to the corona crisis

Thursday, 11/11/2021 12:42 PM from

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DEN HAAG (dpa-AFX) – According to Europol, the corona pandemic is also giving cyber crime a significant boost. Digitization accelerated during the pandemic, and criminals took advantage of it. This emerges from the latest report by the police authority on trends in Internet crime, which was published on Thursday in The Hague.

Hacker gangs took advantage of the fact that people were working more at home and directed targeted attacks on company networks in order to demand high ransom payments. Fraudsters abused fears of corona infections. Child sexual abuse on the Internet has increased as children spend a lot more time online, especially during lockdowns.

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