Whilst Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new phenomenon, cyber crime is an established issue. Cyber criminals are smart, they prey on people at times of vulnerability. And what greater time of vulnerability than during the current Coronavirus pandemic. Security experts are reporting a huge uplift in email scams linked to Coronavirus and other coronavirus related cybercrime.
Cyber-criminals are targeting both individuals and businesses with emails ranging from “click here for a cure” type messaging, to the offer of Tax refunds.
Top tips to avoid falling victim to Coronavirus related cybercrime or email scam:
Emails can often be made to look realistic or very good forgeries of communication from official bodies. This level of detail coupled with a high stress situation, gives the criminals a higher possibility of success.
The easiest way to see where a link will take you is to hover over the it to reveal the true web address. But quite simply if you are suspicious, don’t click.
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