Brute-Force Attacks Targeting RDP on the Rise

ESET Researchers: Attacks Open the Door to Lauching Ransomware, Planting Cryptominers
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of brute-force attacks targeting RDP connections has steadily increased, spiking to 100,000 incidents per day in April and May, according to the security firm ESET. These attacks pave the way for launching ransomware attacks and planting cryptominers.