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Attackers Are Trick or Treating at Your Door—and You’re Giving Them the Candy

Authored by: Carolyn Crandall, Chief Deception Officer, Attivo Networks – Halloween is upon us once more, but as with most things, it looks a little different this year. While adults wrestle with the countless disruptions the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to their lives and businesses, children worldwide are grappling with the sad possibility that trick-or-treating may not be an option this year. Unfortunately, the pandemic has not similarly deterred cybercriminals. Cyberattacks are on the rise, with attackers leveraging the widespread remote work and other consequences of the pandemic to ransack networks throughout the world.