In the pandemic, working from home is becoming more and more popular, Network attacks A new report says that in the past year, attacks on remote access protocols have continued to increase.
After switching to remote work, brute force attacks against RDP (probably the most popular remote desktop protocol for accessing Windows or servers) soared, reaching a new high of 409 million worldwide by November 2020. Research by the cyber security company Kaspersky.
In a brute force attack, the attacker will test different usernames and passwords until they find the right combination before they can access company resources.
According to Kaspersky’s telemetry, the total number of violent attacks against RDP jumped from 93.1 million worldwide in February 2020 to 277.4 million in March 2020, an increase of 197%.
The number in India increased from 1.3 million in February 2020 to 3.3 million in March 2020. Starting in April 2020, the number of attacks per month has never fallen below 300 million, and reached a record 409 million attacks in November 2020.
The data shows that by July 2020, India has had the highest number of attacks at 4.5 million.
In February 2021-almost a year since the pandemic started-377.5 million violent attacks occurred-a far cry from the 93.1 million in early 2020.
In February 2021, 9.04 million attacks occurred in India alone.
From February to December 2020, the total number of attacks in India was approximately 37 million, while the total number of attacks recorded in India in January 2021 and February 2021 was approximately 15 million.
Kaspersky security expert Dmitry Galov said: “Remote work is everywhere. Even if companies start to consider reopening their workplaces, many companies still say they will continue to incorporate remote work into their operating models or adopt Mixed format.” said in a statement.
“This means that this type of attack on the remote desktop protocol is likely to continue to occur at a fairly high rate. 2020 clearly shows that companies need to update their security infrastructure, and a good starting point is to provide more robust RDP access protection of. .”
One of the recommendations made by the experts is to enable RDP access through the corporate VPN and enable network level authentication (NLA) when connecting remotely to ensure that organizations are protected from brute force attacks.
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