Attacks against internet-exposed RDP servers surging during pandemic

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The rush to enable employees to work from home in response to the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in more than 1.5 million new Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) servers being exposed to the internet. The number of attacks targeting open RDP ports in the US more than tripled in March and April.