As the coronavirus continues to run it?s 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:
|Apr 7, 2020
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