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Protect your Business from COVID-19 Scammers

April 27, 2020
Protect your Business from COVID-19 Scammers

Scammers targeting COVID-19

A new trend among many scammers is targeting the fears and concerns around the COVID-19 virus.

These scams target individuals and businesses in several ways, and can have a major impact on small businesses resulting in data loss or stolen information.

Individuals are being targeted via text, email, phone, and more services that many individuals are currently utilizing. Especially with the increase in number of individuals working from home, security around your business and data has never been more important.

Here are a few common methods hackers are utilizing to target individuals and businesses:

Streaming Services

Netflix, Hulu, etc.

With many people stuck inside their homes, there has been a rise in streaming services. Hackers are targeting the increase in usage to send phishing emails, texts, and offers to individuals that could get them to click on malicious links or send in personal information.

This can lead users to malicious links and result in stolen credit card information and valuable data. These include fake sites, website urls, and links within emails and texts that are targeting popular streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and more. It is especially important when clicking on any link, that it is from a trusted and reliable source.

Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware attacks are on the rise as many individuals and businesses are researching information on COVID-19, stay at home orders, and more surrounding the virus. Not only can these malicious attacks be a result of phishing attacks, but they can come in many forms online, through un-secure websites and forms.

Be sure to inform your users how to identify malicious links, and to be extra cautious of attacks during this time. This can be extremely detrimental to businesses if users are logged in through a VPN or conducting business from home, infecting your entire network.

Checkout our blog post on User Training here to learn more about preparing your users for potential risks and threats.

To learn more about these attacks checkout our latest YouTube video!

For more information on how to secure your business and data, and set up employees to work from home, contact us today! 719-359-5995