The shift to remote workforces in the U.S. amid the pandemic spurred an increase in corporate malware incidents in 2020 because of poor security practices as employees tapped unsecured personal devices for work, according to a study by Wandera.

About 52 percent of organizations experienced a malware incident on a remote device in 2020. That’s up from 37 percent from a year earlier, the report said.

In addition, 37 percent of devices compromised by mobile malware continued accessing corporate e-mails after being compromised, while 11 percent continued accessing cloud storage, it said.

At the same time, connections to inappropriate content during office hours have increased 100 percent compared with pre-pandemic times, Wandera reported.

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