So many things in our normal life has changed in the last few weeks. Social distancing, shelter in place, shortages of cleaning supplies and toilet paper have become daily experiences. What hasn’t changed; hackers are taking advantage of these times to trick us and break into our organizations and systems.
We have seen a number of reports of phishing attempts masquerading as COVID-19 updates or hotlines from government entities. We’ve also seen several reports of Healthcare entities, the very entities we are all relying on to get us through this crisis, suffering hacks or ransomware attacks during the pandemic.
The hackers have tried to take advantage of world events before. In the past they have set up fake donation sites to collect money for victims of everything from tornadoes, to earthquakes, to the devastating tsunamis.
Now with a global pandemic, they are at it again. So, what can we do? Well we are all getting good at social distancing. Maybe we also need to get better at “cyber security distancing.”