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10 Cyberattacks on the Rise During the Pandemic

Cybercrime and cyber espionage have skyrocketed during COVID-19 lockdowns. Are your work-from-home employees aware of these security traps?
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1. Donation Scams

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Dramatic headlines often evoke compassionate responses, spurring activities such as making charitable donations to organizations focused on alleviating suffering. This year has seen a large number of email fraud campaigns designed to solicit donations for healthcare-related organizations that don't actually exist. Individuals and businesses alike can fall victim to these scams that prey on people's desire to do something good. One particularly popular organization to spoof has been the World Health Organization, which warned, Scammers impersonating WHO in emails have also increasingly targeted the general public in order to channel donations to a fictitious fund and not the authentic COVID-19 Solidary Response Fund. The number of cyberattacks is now more than five times the number directed at the organization in the same period last year."

Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years. View Full Bio

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