The Impact of COVID-19. Cybercrime and Cyberthreats

  • Iulian Coman European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL)
  • Ioan Cosmin Mihai European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL)
Keywords: cybercrime, cyber threats, cyber-attacks, social-media, COVID-19 patterns

Abstract

The paper describes the evolution of cyber-attacks, based on different official reports from law enforcement
agencies and cybersecurity companies. It focuses on the EMPACT priority ‘cybercrime-attacks on information systems’ and analyses the main types of malware (banking trojans, ransomware, cryptojacking and botnets malware) and their evolution during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The paper presents both online threats vectors (email-based attacks, web-based attacks, social media scams) and offline threats and their impact to the information systems.
The present article underlin es the importance of education and training in this field and recommends measures to fight with the cybercrime phenomenon.

 

Published
2021-10-05
How to Cite
Coman, I., & Mihai, I. (2021). The Impact of COVID-19. Cybercrime and Cyberthreats. European Law Enforcement Research Bulletin, (SCE 5), tbd. Retrieved from https://bulletin.cepol.europa.eu/index.php/bulletin/article/view/489
Section
Conference Contribution