[SecurityWeek] Lessons Learned From High-Profile Exploits

In 2020, malicious actors took full advantage of the expanded threat landscape created by the increase in remote work. We saw the reappearance of older malware targeting older, unpatched devices in home networks, a seven-fold increase in ransomware attacks, and one of the most significant supply chain hacks in recent years.

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