An increase in people working from home due to COVID-19 has left businesses prone to cyberattacks due to flawed software used to help workers connect.


In an unprecedented move, the Australian Cyber Security Centre, the United Kingdom's National Cyber Security Centre, the United States' Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the FBI have joined forces to warn organisations about hacking. Weaknesses have been found in remote networks, virtual private networks and cloud-based technologies, widely used by people working remotely. Key points:

US, UK and Australian cybersecurity agencies have released a top 30 list of exploits used by hackers.

Security agencies warn most common hacks come through people working remotely due to COVID-19.

Users can easily solve many of the most common weaknesses if users notice them.

While the threat is real, the solution is often straightforward. Organisations can avoid being hacked if they patch and update their systems. The joint advisory group has released a technical document that details how organisations can better protect themselves.


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