It’s safe to say the pandemic was a bit of a shock to the system but many of us quickly adjusted balancing our personal lives with having to work remotely.
And there was a plus side – remote working took away the stress of long commutes, working hours became a lot more flexible, and we all became a bit savvier about the technology we work with. But these silver linings did come at a cost.
For businesses, deploying the systems and networks required to enable remote working for large-scale operations revealed a load of security vulnerabilities that wouldn’t normally have been an issue.
And these were security vulnerabilities that competent cyber-criminals knew exactly how to take advantage of to steal user data, disrupt website functionality, and make a profit.