Evidence shows that some sectors have been hit harder than others. Worryingly, pandemic-orientated charities are being subjected to domain/website spoofing (hoax websites adopting the design of the target website). Overall, manufacturing and retail organisations are seeing the most attacks.
In addition, hackers have launched a wave of cyber-attacks trying to exploit British people working from home, as the lockdown forces people to use often unfamiliar computer systems. The proportion of attacks targeting home workers increased from 12% of malicious email traffic before the UK’s lockdown began in March to more than 60% six weeks later, reports the Guardian.