Almost overnight, millions of people faced stay-at-home orders and began working from home. In an early study on COVID-19 and work from home, researchers from MIT, Stanford, and the National Bureau of Economic Research found that 34 percent of people surveyed were working from home full-time as early as the first week of April.
Ransomware is currently a hot topic. In 2019, the FBI received more than 2,000 complaints identified as ransomware, costing consumers and businesses over $8.9 million, according to the bureau’s Core Competency Certification (IC3) 2019 Internet Crime Report. Because attackers are often overseas and can mask their location, it can be difficult to catch them.