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

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DEN HAAG / HAMBURG (dpa-AFX) – The corona pandemic has given cyber crime a significant boost. That comes from statistics that Europol and the credit insurer Euler Hermes presented independently on Thursday. In the pandemic, digitization accelerated, which criminals took advantage of, explained Europol.

Gangs of hackers benefited from people working more at home and targeted attacks on company networks to demand high ransom payments. Fraudsters also misused 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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