George Kurtz, co-founder and chief executive officer of Crowdstrike Inc., speaks during the Montgomery Summit in Santa Monica, California.
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“We’ve seen a real uptick in phishing campaigns using COVID-19 and malware associated with that in these emails,” Kurtz said in a “Mad Money” interview. “When there’s chaos and there’s this fear in the street that’s when the adversary tends to strike hardest.”
COVID-19 is the deadly disease caused by the fast-spreading coronavirus.
As workplaces across the country have shutdown and more employees work remotely during the pandemic, a CNBC survey found that more than one in three executives have seen an spike in cyberthreats to their systems. The survey included tech leaders at large companies, along with government and nonprofit organizations.