Ransomware Attacks Up Sharply in 2020

ta Breach Today reports that ransomware attacks ended 2020 up sharply due to their ease of use and profitability. These attacks are expected to double in 2021. The healthcare and education fields were particularly hard hit and will likely continue to be targets.

Home Routers Targeted for Botnet Crimewave

Govinfosecurity.com reported that the number of attempts to break into home routers went from around 10 million a month at the beginning of 2019 to over 190 million a month at the beginning of 2020. Hackers are seeking to add as many routers as possible to one of the three botnets of their choice: Mirai, Kaiten and Qbot