Alexander Benoit

Information & Communications Technology

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Global Pandemic Launches Cyber Attack Surge

Since at least January 2020, threat actors have seized on the media attention surrounding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic to launch phishing campaigns designed to distribute malware to unsuspecting users. As of the date researches have yielded over 6,000 Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) and at least 15 distinct campaigns associated with 11 threat actors or groups distributing 39 different malware families and employing 80 various MITRE ATT&CK techniques. In this session we will talk about what we have discovered and how Microsoft security technology can help you protect even in challenging times like this.


Alexander Benoit

Pirate

Alexander Benoit is the CEO of dinext pi-sec, an organization which stands for holistic and continues security. With deep insights into enterprise environments with up to hundreds of thousands of endpoints, he has a good global view for architectures with a focus on Microsoft. He is also MVP for Threat Protection, a Certified Ethical Hacker and Community Lead of “Trust in Tech” and the host of GeekSprech Podcast.

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