COVID-19 Rogue’s Gallery
Stay safe online: Spot the latest COVID-19 scams and phishing attacks.
Hackers are opportunists. With the current pandemic outbreak, there have been an increase in phishing emails, fake SMS, and fake social media messages.
Usually offering people money, or false information, for the COVID-19 disruption – these communications are often riddled with ransomware or are designed to steal credentials.
If you think it’s suspicious, we strongly recommend forwarding any message to your IT support function.
If in any doubt, don’t click.
Quizzes are already very engaging pieces of content on the internet. People typically enjoy filling them out – especially if there is a reward involved. Hackers are therefore promising ‘credit’ or ‘coupons’ for completing a short quiz, or questionnaire.
However, the reality is that hackers use these quizzes to deliver malware and capture personal information. This data allows hackers to leverage the information to attack businesses.
Watch out for these.