Increase in cyber crime linked to Covid-19 outbreak

  • 23 Mar 2020

It has been reported that there has been a recent spike in the number of cyber crime incidents linked to the Covid - 19 outbreak. 
The UK National Fraud & Cyber Security Centre have reported that Coronavirus-related fraud reports increased by 400% in March and has suggested that this is linked to the increase in home working.
They have amended existing and issued new guidance to help organisations deal with this threat. The guidance;
•    recommends steps to take if your organisation is introducing (or scaling up the amount of) home working
•    provides some tips on how individuals can spot the typical signs of phishing emails
A specific example raised was spoof John Hopkins University websites seeking to serve malware on unwitting users 

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