Coronavirus Email Phishing

Without doubt the Corona virus has affected the way we live and work. Up to 54 percent of staff are now working from home to some extent. Hacking and spamming activity has also increased resulting in greater volumes and variety of suspect emails and new, innovative methods to target the unaware. According to Kurtz (2020) more one in five people have received a phishing email related to COVID-19.

What can you do to reduce the threat? 

  1. An excellent start is to assess your personal and business vulnerability to the various forms of cyber-attacks and take precautions
  2. Train your employees not to open suspicious links or messages from unknown senders. Despite 81% of people stating they take steps to determine if an email is malicious, 76% still open emails and links from unknown senders (Kurtz, 2020).
  3. Make sure all computers are running a good antivirus
  4. Ensure backups of all important data are current. 
  5. Enabling two factor authentication on all email accounts and internet services to help stop fraud
  6. Using an enterprise email system such as 365 will help a lot as it has many built-in features to block harmful message and protect your data

Contact About Networks if you require any assistance.

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