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Check Point Cautions Against New Cybersecurity Threats As Traffic Surges During COVID-19

April 3, 2020

COVID-19 has suddenly disrupted our normal way of life in many ways. Teleworking is the new normal for employees to keep the economy afloat.

Telecom service providers all around the world are observing a sudden surge in traffic as people use virtual means for meetings, events and entertainment. Usually, telcos build enough capacity for spikes and surges that are anticipated during key festivals and events. However they are now experiencing a tremendous and sustained traffic growth that is putting significant pressure on their networks and operations. Since more people are conducting their day to day life/business over the Internet, cybercriminals are trying to profit from this situation.

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