COVID-19 Cybersecurity Alert

Even a worldwide pandemic can’t put a stop to cybercriminals who take advantage of vulnerable people and businesses. As if the world needs another problem, there has been an increase in COVID-19 related cybercrimes. Please read the following so that you are aware of the situation and can prevent it from happening to you.

The U.S. Health Department has been targeted by cybercriminals and $1 million have been scammed from victims in the UK. A public service announcement has been issued by the FBI in response to these crimes. The statement says to look out for fake CDC emails, phishing emails, and selling counterfeit products/treatments.

 

 

Here are some tips to avoid becoming a victim of these crimes:

  • If you get an email from a sender you do not know, do not open any attachments or links within the email
  • Do not give out your personal information like username, password, date of birth, social security number, financial data, in an email or to a robocall
  • When in doubt, verify web addresses of websites and manually type in them into your browser
  • Look for signs that the email is a scam. Things like misspellings or wrong domains with links can be a sign that the email is fake

If you think you are receiving phishing emails at work, report it to your IT department before clicking any links or reply. Contact The Miller Group to find out about our secure email package which filters phishing emails and blocks bad links and attachments. Now more than ever is the time to protect yourself from cyber threats.