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Turbulent times bring out the best and the worst in people. Unfortunately, cybercriminals are using the coronavirus pandemic to trick unsuspecting victims into visiting malicious websites or clicking on malicious links and attachments in fraudulent emails. By playing to peoples’ desires to know the latest information about COVID-19, these scams are ultimately designed to steal your personal and financial information.
Luckily, there are a few simple steps you can take to help protect yourself. From taking a few extra seconds to carefully review link destinations and website URLs to questioning an urgent and unexpected email request from an unfamiliar sender, being a little cautious can go a long way in protecting your personal information.
Here are a few COVID-19-related scams you should be aware of and specific things you can do to stay safe.
According to cybersecurity researchers, a growing number of malicious COVID-19-related websites are popping up across the Internet. Some of these sites might look and feel like legitimate websites from trusted entities but they’re actually designed by cybercriminals and contain viruses or malware. Here’s a few simple steps you can take to safeguard your information.
Cybersecurity researchers are also tracking COVID-19-related phishing emails designed to trick unsuspecting victims into clicking on malicious links or attachments. For example, Forbes recently reported that cybersecurity researchers discovered a mass batch of phishing attempts sent throughout the world in a single day, some of which claimed to have information about a coronavirus vaccine. Here’s a few steps you can take to protect yourself.
The best way to protect yourself from cybercriminals is to remain vigilant by carefully reviewing website url’s and email addresses to ensure they are legitimate. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us at (866) 486-7782 Monday through Friday, 8am-6pm and Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 5pm.