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The Dangers of Coronavirus On Your Business

The Dangers of Coronavirus On Your Business

As the coronavirus continues to run itís rampid course through communities across the globe, it is important to be aware of the risks this virus holds not only on your health but on your private information. Many scammers are using the coronavirus as an opportunity to attack and steal personal and private information from a variety of email servers. These hackers have been known to manipulate emails to entice anxious employees to click on links related to statistics or new information about the deadly coronavirus. Security researchers have located multiple phishing scams where hackers are assuming the role of authority figures like the CDC or WOH. Email users may open this with the false assumption that they are gathering important information about the virus, when in reality all they are doing is leaving themselves susceptible to a variety of email viruses instead.

This is not the only issue that individuals may face when opening these scam emails. Many of these phishing emails are also filled with misinformation about the virus that could lead to the spread of panic-inducing false information. Along with this, many of these Sams can compromise your personal information. Some scams may lead you to a website where they ask for your email address and password to eovke safety measures.

So many of these attacks have occurred over the last few weeks the the World Health Organization has even written their own set or guidelines to avoid falling for the hackers tricks. Here are a few tips to follow to ensure that your emails and personal information does not get compromised:

  • Double check to make sure the email domain matches the website of the organization the email has supposedly come from.
  • Donít attempt to login from an unfamiliar source.
  • Copy and paste links into a web browser before clicking on suspicious hyperlinks.
  • Donít act on impulse. If an email appears to be urgent, carefully read the information contained within it before replying or reacting.
  • Change passwords if information had the potential to be compromised by a scammer. These are just a few of the tactics scammers use in times of trouble to attack the vulnerable. Especially in a new home environment, it may take time to adjust and become familiar with these frequent tricks hackers use. Be sure to communicate with colleagues carefully and securely while also double checking any messages that may seem a bit suspicious.

For additional security and peace of mind during these trying times, we recommend utilizing Xeams. Xeams is, a secure and powerful complete mail server for Windows, Linux, Solaris, MacOSX and other flavors of UNIX. Xeams supports SMTP, POP3, and IMAP. It features a powerful spam filtering engine that eliminates up to 99% of junk email upon installation. The software offers a flexible approach to email, making it a very user friendly server. For more information about how to keep your email server safe, please visit: www.xeams.com




Created on: 4/7/20 9:16 AM
Last updated on: 5/28/20 4:16 AM

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