Are you aware of the recent Coronavirus scams and what to do?
Since the increase of cases of COVID-19 there have also been an increase of email phishing scams relating to COVID-19.
Hackers are targeting individuals as well as businesses in a variety of ways from personal phone calls, to text messages with links to HMRC and gov websites, as well as the traditional email phishing message.
There are ways of avoiding hackers gaining access to your PC / network.
Here are some tips of how to stay safe :
- Don’t login to company websites via emails or texts. If a company wants or needs you to login to your account, you should already know how to access your account from the company’s own site or app. Even if it takes a few more clicks, it’s time well saved because you will automatically miss out on “logins” that could compromise your security.
- Don’t make payments via links in emails or texts. This is point 1 in a different guise. If you need to pay a company online, reach the payment page by following your own research, or using a link from a document you already have such as a contract or a recent bill. Don’t get begged, cajoled or frightened into taking exactly the “short cut” the crooks want.
- Don’t turn off security features because a document tells you to. Avoid opening unexpected or unsolicited email attachments if you can. If a document asks you to [Enable content] when you open it, or make some other security downgrade, don’t do it – it’s a trick.
- Don’t trust apps because the app creator tells you to. App reviews, positive app comments and high download counts are cheap to buy if you have no scruples. Reputation must be earned – it can’t be bought or self-declared. If in doubt, ask someone you know and trust for advice.
We are offering an online training course which is just 1 hour 15 minutes long to help all of your home employees to stay safe and secure while working from home, This course is normally £29.99, but has been significantly reduced to just £9.99 to help during the current situation: To find out more please follow this link or look under online training on our website. https://www.amesolutions.co.uk/online-training-courses/cyber-security-working-from-home-online-training-course/
If you think you have been affected by any of the above and would like us to check your network contact us on 01392824022 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org