The ability to leverage current events is a dream scenario for modern day cybercriminals. These criminals use events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, to fuel their malicious intent. With the global pandemic comes the desire to stay updated with the most current information. However, it can be difficult for Internet users to navigate this information and separate fact from fiction. It is also difficult to ensure that links and resources are reliable. The reality is that malicious activity comes through just about every communication channel: email, social media, text and phone messages, and of course, misleading and malicious websites.
Here are some common examples of what you need to be on the lookout for in the months to come:
Recommendations: Phishing remains a prominent attack vector for almost all cyber threat actors. Your cybersecurity best practices will always be your first line of defense against phishing. Here are some recommendations you can take to shield yourself from these threats: