How to protect your remote workers from drive-by cyberattacks


Your employees must be strictly instructed to not visit shady websites or open random 'lottery ticket victory' links received via their emails or text messages. — 123rf.com

A 'drive-by' attack, also known as 'drive-by download', is a cyber social threat that cybercriminals generate to surreptitiously sneak into your organisation's data networks or to unload harmful viruses or malware in your systems. Drive-by attack victims are initially lured into visiting infected websites through hidden links, text messages, emails, and other ways. Once a victim falls for the trap and visits the website, the aforementioned malware is downloaded onto their device, to devastating results.

Problems like these and chances of these attacks happening have increased multi-fold ever since we all started working from home thanks to the Covid-19 induced lockdowns globally. Despite thinking that we have basic security in place, cyberattacks are regular since hackers are always finding new ways to break in with malicious software. The onus lies both on the employer and the employee to remain vigilant.

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