Cybercriminals are aiming to take advantage of fears over the Coronavirus as a means of conducting phishing attacks and spreading malicious software (malware), along with stealing login credentials and credit card details.
While people across the globe are beginning to restrict their movements in the hope of flattening the curve of the spread of the Coronavirus, spammers and phishers are out in full force. They want to take advantage of the online demand for information about the pandemic.
We urge you to think very carefully before clicking on any link or attachment in any email purporting to be from the World Health Organisation (WHO) or a similar supposedly trusted source, claiming to contain information about a cure for Covid 19, new platforms for threat map information or offers that sound too good to be true. Chances are it will be a hacker preying on your understandable anxiety about the Coronavirus pandemic.
Just as you would avoid touching objects and surfaces that may not be clean, so you should also avoid opening emails and text messages from unknown parties or visiting untrusted websites.
Please take note of the following tips to avoid falling victim to these criminals:
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