TeamCISO Coronavirus Email Security Guidelines.
Cyber Security Analyst Justin Rogerson at Teamciso explains; With Covid-19 taking over the world right now, cyber attackers are taking advantage of the fear over this virus to create their own. Cyber attackers love crisis and will use it to their advantage when it comes to these email attacks. What sounds like it might help you turns out to be the opposite. An attacker can use an email like “Coronavirus Canada tracker: How many cases in your area?”, they will then get you to click on the link provided and ask for personal information.
Other email-based scams include one claiming to be from the World Health Organization (WH0). The email, which claims to hold crucial COVID-19 safety advice, has an attachment which downloads a keylogger, allowing scammers to follow the online movements of the user, and gain access to their device and personal details.
What to do?
Bottom line it’s smart to avoid any ads seeking to capitalize on the coronavirus and here are ways to recognize and avoid coronavirus-themed phishing emails.
Like other types of phishing emails, the email messages usually try to lure you into clicking on a link or providing personal information that can be used to commit fraud or identity theft. Here’s some tips to avoid getting tricked:
Some examples to look out for include the following and are based off of actual scams:
Thanks for reading this and stay safe and healthy out there 🙂
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