#COVID19 Led to Surge in Malware Attacks Last Year

Malware authors continued to successfully leverage the COVID-19 pandemic last year to launch a wide variety of attacks, according to the 2020 Avira Report on Cybersecurity. The cybersecurity firm detected that cyber-attacks went up by 15% last year compared to 2019, observing that the rate of scams rose and fell at the same rate and time as the virus appeared across the world.

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