Opportunistic cybercriminals are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to dramatically increase cyberattacks. Malware and phishing campaigns are especially prolific, where hackers are sending out emails disguised as helpful advice from employers and official organizations, such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Counterfeit emails about health advice are prolific and designed to steal login credentials and other personal financial information.
Network security is more important than ever with so many businesses encouraging their employees to work remotely. We encourage individuals to remain vigilant and take the following precautions:
What you should do if you think you’re a victim: