According to a report by Kaspersky, cyberattacks against remote access protocols have continued to rise over the past year.

The report said that after the switch to remote work, brute-force attacks against remote desktop protocol (RDP) skyrocketed, reaching a new high of 409 million worldwide in November 2020. The total number of brute-force attacks against RDP jumped from 93.1 million worldwide in February 2020 to 277.4 million 2020 in March, a 197 per cent increase. In India, it went from 1.3 million in February 2020 to 3.3 million in March 2020. Further, from April 2020 onward, monthly attacks never dipped below 300 million. The highest number of attacks, 4.5 million in India, was recorded in July 2020, showed the data.

In February 2021, there were 377.5 million brute-force attacks. India alone witnessed 9.04 million attacks in February 2021. The total number of attacks in India from February-December 2020 was around 37 million, while the total number of attacks recorded in India during January and February 2021 are around 15 million.