Cyberattacks in PH are Targeting Home-Based Employees’ Device

Kaspersky, a global cybersecurity company, reported that cyberattacks on Southeast Asian remote worker (WFH) devices increased with remote work configured during pandemic. According to the company, attacks on Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) have increased by 149% in the region.

Recorded cyberattacks increased from 65,651,924 in 2019 to 214,054,408 in 2020, when most employees switched to WFH setups. The cyberattack declined in 2021 as it allowed employees to work in flexible settings that offered the option to work directly or online.