Protecting Your Business From Disguised COVID-19 Cyber Threats
During this time of uncertainty, it’s important that businesses be communicating with their consumers to keep them up-to-date on any and all information regarding their operations in regards to the Coronavirus. However, with the uptick in email updates has come an drastic increase in cyber threats and exploitation.
What You Need to Know:
Hackers are exploiting COVID-19 with malware and/or ransomware in phishing emails.
It has been found that cyber criminals across the globe have taken advantage of this pandemic and have registered over 4,000 domain names that use some variant of the word(s) “Corona” and “Covid”.
In simpler terms, they are disguising their attacks as COVID-19 help emails. If you receive an email from the following senders, proceed with caution as it may be fraudulent:
- Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDS)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Health advice from a medical specialist
- Internal workplace policy notifications
How To Avoid An Attack:
The best and most efficient way to avoid these types of cyber attacks is by enhancing your own personal and professional cyber responsibility. This includes understanding what types of cyber attacks and threats are out there, what good cyber hygiene looks like, and how you can best cover your liabilities.
Here are some helpful resources to keep you protected:
- Cybersecurity Terms you Should Know
- Top 5 Cyber Liability Exposures
- Understanding Your Cyber Liability Risks
- Ransomware vs. Malware
- 6 Ways to Improve Cybersecurity
We’re here to help protect your business from all cyber risks. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us here.