CERT.LV Annual Report 2020
In 2020, Latvia faced several challenges — rapid adaptation process to remote work, a series of special campaigns of fraud and innovative cyberattacks. The number of cyberattacks on private household equipment, such as private computers, routers and smart TVs, has grown significantly. Compared to the pre-pandemic period, the number of these attacks has grown by 15-30%. Recurrent attacks have been carried out against remote work tools like VPN (Virtual Private Network) and RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) — an increase of about 20%. An increase in fraudulent campaigns, unrelated to the pandemic, has also been observed. The intended audience for these campaigns was mainly end users, and the goal — the retrieval of authentication data.
To read on, learn about the key cyberincidents affecting Latvian cyberspace and main achievements of CERT.LV, please see the 2020 Annual Report.