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February 29, 2020

Hackers use Coronavirus scare to spread malware and phishing attempts

While the world attempts to take control over the spread of the Coronavirus and tries to contain, eliminate and prevent it from spreading further, hackers around the globe have found the Coronavirus scare serving them well as an enabler for their activities.

Security companies like CheckPoint are tracking fake emails selling “vaccines” and “coronavirus tests”. The emails may point the user to a fake website or include a document that asks for a username and password. We recommend educating all employees on phishing attacks and how to recognize them.

Here is a link to an article from FTC on how to identify phishing emails: 
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/how-recognize-and-avoid-phishing-scams

In addition to this article, the ECS Team recommends formal employee awareness training. For information on awareness training options, please contact your sales representative.

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