As the Coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, governments, businesses, and individuals are trying to work out what it means for them and how to protect themselves and their systems.
Headline news and global disorder are tools malicious actors take advantage of to make their next breach.
Cyber Security is more important than ever, Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the chaos of current events associated with COVID-19. Sadly we’ve seen financially motivated malicious actors using coronavirus-themed phishing in many campaigns. In the past malicous actors have used anxiety surrounding Ebola, Zika, and SARS to make money.
Criminals looking to take advantage of the coronavirus have targeted both individuals and businesses with fake emails claiming to be from trusted organisations; Organisations like the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organisation. The phishing emails promise everything from information on cures to medical equipment. In reality, they aim to deliver malware or steal passwords in a bid to cash in on this terrible situation.
Attackers are also disrupting internal businesses’ credibility in their attacks, researchers from the cyber firm Proofpoint wrote. “We have seen a campaign that uses a Coronavirus-themed email that is designed to look like an internal email from the company’s president to all employees… This email is extremely well-crafted and lists the business’ president’s correct name.”
Individuals have heightened interest in news and developments related to the virus, potentially making them more susceptible to social engineering tricking them into clicking on malicious links.
As the situation on COVID-19 evolves, our Cyber Security team are working hard behind the scenes to provide all the required services to keep our customers safe. Right now the threats are elevated due to the un-precedented amount of remote workers in Australia and around the world.We would give you some proffessional advice from our Cyber Security specialist that can protect both you and your business from cybersecurity threats.
On Friday 13th March the ASD/ACSC sent out a statement: Cybersecurity is essential when preparing for COVID-19 . We wholeheartedly agree with everything in this statement.
Every business needs to ensure they at least have a short term (30 day) plan, for the impact that the virus will have on their business. It could affect us longer than 30 days but this is a good start. Business’ must ensure that everyone knows what they are supposed to do; and ensure that all systems are checked before the requirement becoming necessary. Systems such as remote access, home systems, internet and anything else that could affect the functionality of your business.
We implore you to take this seriously and carry out your preparations. This will ensure a stronger Australia and help us all get through this COVID-19 pandemic as well as ensure those malicious actors don’t have many opportunities to take advantage of this situation (it’s a low act in itself but what do we expect).
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is a rapidly changing situation, we are committed to keeping you informed and to taking care of you. If you need any help getting all of this setup whether you are a current customer of Davichi or not give us a call on 07 3124 6059 or email firstname.lastname@example.org one of our team will contact you to discuss.
Stay safe and well.
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