Hacking Attempts Skyrocket During Coronavirus Crisis

Hacking Attempts Skyrocket During Coronavirus Crisis

The coronavirus has turned life upside down for many Americans. It’s changed the way we work, entertain, and spend money. The virus has had a second effect on privacy though. In addition to the ethics surrounding cell phone tracking, there have also been an increase in cyberattacks over the past couple months. Security researchers say they’ve seen a massive uptick in phishing scams and ransomware attacks since people started working from home in most metropolitan areas. Often these campaigns masquerade as Covid-19 awareness websites, or are specifically targeted at corporate employees working from home. We mentioned the official Covid-19 app from the WHO will drop tomorrow. In the meantime, be careful of what you click on. That emails full of coronavirus statistics could be a scam.

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