Posted by Stephen Palamara, TCC Director of Business Development
Unfortunately, at a time when the world is in an unprecedented economic and social upheaval due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some people choose to take advantage of the vulnerability of others.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently issued a warning for the public to be vigilant for scams related to the Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19). https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2020/03/06/defending-against-covid-19-cyber-scams
The warning stated that cybercriminals may send emails with malicious attachments to links to fraudulent websites to trick people into revealing personal or sensitive information or to donate to fraudulent charities. The warning is to exercise caution when presented with an email that has COVID-19 in the subject line, attachment, or link, and to be wary of social media, texts, or calls related to COVID-19.
The agency encourages individuals to remain vigilant and take the following precautions:
- “Avoid clicking on links in unsolicited emails and be wary of email attachments.”
- “Use trusted sources—such as legitimate, government websites—for up-to-date, fact-based information about COVID-19.”
- “Do not reveal personal or financial information in email, and do not respond to email solicitations for this information.”
- “Verify a charity’s authenticity before making donations.”
To learn more about TCC’s Security Services please visit our website https://www.e-tcc.com/security-services