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Interview: Shikhil from Astra Security on Security During COVID-19, AI For Security & Technology Trends of the Future World

Updated on: June 8, 2020

Interview: Shikhil from Astra Security on Security During COVID-19, AI For Security & Technology Trends of the Future World

In an interview given to Website Planet, Astra security Co-founder & CEO, Shikhil Sharma talks about – security challenges in the times of Pandemic, utilization of Machine learning & AI for security, the evolution of the new normal, and a lot of various stuff.

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Addressing the ongoing pandemic and how hackers are leveraging that to target businesses, he says “COVID-19 has made a huge impact on businesses. Hackers have also become really active in targeting phishing campaigns around COVID-19. They put donation boxes on eCommerce websites, offering to donate a percentage of each sale to a COVID-19 Relief Program. Click this button if you would like to proceed with the donation amount. So perhaps the consumers don’t mind paying $30 or $50 for COVID relief, but what they don’t know is that the website owner has never put that donation option on their website. It was put by hackers and the money was transferred straight to a hacker-controlled server.

He also highlighted how hackers are exploiting the “emotional loophole” in people’s minds regarding COVID-19 to siphon money/data from them.

Read here what else he talked about in the interview.

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Aakanchha is a technical writer and a cybersecurity enthusiast. She is an avid reader, researcher, and an active contributor to our blog and the cybersecurity genre in general. To date, she has written over 200 blogs for more than 60 domains on topics ranging from technical to promotional. When she is not writing or researching she revels in a game or two of CS: GO.
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