Cyber criminals never take a break and they are currently using the Covid 19 pandemic to their advantage.
Professional services network KPMG reports they have seen over 15,000 new websites created last week alongside massive global email phishing campaigns, and these emails and websites aim to prey on people’s fears regarding COVID-19.
The sites and emails that aim to entice a user contain some of the following themes:
If a user is successfully hooked an attacker will aim to achieve one of the following:
All of which can have devastating consequences to an organisation.
The age old saying, ‘if it sounds too good to be true then it probably is’ can be applied to phishing, however there are some other typical giveaways that an email or website is suspect:
We are currently living in a completely unprecedented situation regarding healthcare and personal well-being, but it is important to make sure that you stay vigilant and don’t allow your fears and/or curiosity regarding COVID19 to catch you off-guard.
IT Security Manager