The forced quarantine due to the pandemic of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) and the
incarceration of people in their homes by maximizing the use of teleworking service, sharply increase
the requirements of fixed and mobile networks.
The fact that teleworking is carried out from the premises of houses which
to date do not have a sophisticated and innovative type of
cybersecurity/protection, creates fields of “brilliant glory” for all kinds of
hackers, internet scammers, secret services, etc.
This violent and at the same time drastic change in the habits of millions of people has caused and will continue to cause a large increase in data traffic in the international networks of mobile and data providers.
While previously the houses were clean spaces or electronic entertainment
centers, they are suddenly turned into teleworking centers and that this
entails creating increased response requirements from providers of fixed and
mobile communication companies.
So given that until recently hackers were hitting the websites and e-mails of company employees for the purpose
of electronic embezzlement of valuable data and mails, not fearing the high
levels of cyber-security that characterized companies’ computer systems, now
that employees are transferring corporate data to their homes to work, hackers
will move like a common thief inside a kindergarten.
The absence of sophisticated cyber-security for workers who necessarily
work from home, creates big “holes” in companies’ data.
The most likely data interception strategy is to trap some e-mail users who
work from home, sending them emails from civil protection to update them, but
they are to place malicious or spyware software on their computers to intercept
An essential solution would be for companies that provide mobile and fixed
communication services to upgrade their virtual private networks as soon as
possible and create vigilance services for malicious e-mails.
Another issue that arises is that in the event of company data being
intercepted by its employee’s computer who works from home who is legally
responsible, the employee or the company? And who should suffer the consequences?
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