When millions of people around the world were sent home to work at the onset of the global COVD-19 pandemic, they left behind not only empty offices but also a host of Internet of Things (IoT) devices – from smartwatches to networked printers – that were still connected to corporate networks and cranking away.

According to a pair of recent reports from cloud security vendor Zscaler, cybercriminals picked up on this, with the result being a significant surge in malware attacks against these devices. During a two-week period in December 2020, Zscaler analyzed more than 575 million device transactions and blocked more than 300,000 malware attacks aimed at IoT devices, a 700 percent increase over pre-pandemic numbers.

Source: https://www.esecurityplanet.com/cloud/iot-device-risk-to-enterprises/


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