COVID-19 Phishing Attacks and Trends
All the latest on the continuing risk from cybercriminals capitalizing on Coronavirus
Keep Safe from Coronavirus Email Attacks
Over the coming days, we’ll continue to post advice, examples, and information to help you better manage the increased risk COVID-19 represents. If you want to be sure to receive these updates, sign up for our Coronavirus/COVID-19 communications here.
Cybercriminals have long taken advantage of times of crisis, capitalizing on public attention and fears. The Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic is a perfect recipe for exploitation – fear, personal interest, worldwide attention, disruptions to daily life and work habits, and unusual business practices and communication patterns. Threats have evolved as growing concern over the global health crisis spikes, and malicious actors are putting in overtime trying to benefit from these fears.
Check out GreatHorn’s resources for more information on how to protect yourself and your organization from COVID-19/ Coronavirus phishing attacks.
Managing COVID-19 Phishing Risks with a Remote Workforce
The Rise of COVID-19/Coronavirus Phishing Schemes
Keeping Each Other Safe (from Phishing) in the Era of COVID-19
Think Before You Click.
We’ve seen malicious actors rely heavily on impersonation tactics (“official” CDC announcements and HR / executive communications, for example) and either masked or lookalike URLs (CDC, WHO, OneDrive, etc.), typically seeking credentials or either confidential or financial information.
Here are just a couple of the examples that we’ve seen:
Workforce Protection Program
To help combat the increased risk from phishing, GreatHorn is offering a Workforce Protection Program – giving organizations full access to the GreatHorn Email Security platform for free for 60 days without restriction on functionality. This includes implementation and ongoing support to make sure you get the most out of the platform and reduce your risk from your newly remote workforce.