New cyber-threats are emerging every day as threat actors and cyber-criminals are busy finding more ways to exploit fear and vulnerability during these uncertain times. It is imperative to stay up to date and educate yourself and your staff on all the latest cybersecurity threats that have emerged trying to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our last webinar covered some of the latest phishing threats and cyber scams that are out there, giving real-life examples and training for how to spot these attacks and how to protect yourself.
Across all financial products, fraud rates rose by 33% in April, when compared with previous monthly averages.* The largest increase was in car and other asset finance applications, which saw a rise of 181%, followed by current accounts (35%) and then saving accounts (28%). Fraudulent credit card applications (17%) and unsecured loans (10%) also went up.
With COVID-19 increasingly being used as a hook to commit fraud, threatening consumers and businesses of all sizes, criminals are continuing to use social engineering methods to spread malware and harvest the personal information of vulnerable individuals. With many people currently concerned about their financial situation and the state of the economy, fear, uncertainty and doubt has created an ideal environment for fraudsters to operate in.
Another trick is sending a message that one of your posts has violated Twitter or Instagram’s copyright rules. You have to login to the form supplied and dispute this claim. Again, ignore messages like this, or go to the home page yourself and log into your account for confirmation. It also helps to enable two-factor authentication on your social media and email accounts in case you make a mistake.
The novel coronavirus has forever changed how and where we work. As many organizations adopt new solutions and collaboration tools (e.g., Microsoft Teams, Slack or Zoom) to accommodate employees and customers during this critical period, such fast-paced digital transformation has also exposed several shortcomings associated with our remote workforce’s home networks and routers.
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