More and more people are now working from home, with organisations scrambling to get users setup as quickly as possible, we all need to remain vigilant and don’t click on suspicious emails.
Cyber criminals have increased phishing attacks over 600% in the month of March, as they look to capitalise on fear and uncertainty.
Chris Ross, SVP, Barracuda Networks said, “Our research shows that cyber criminals are exploiting the COVID-19 crisis by launching thousands of sophisticated email phishing attacks designed to trick unsuspecting workers into handing over passwords, log-in details and financial data. Many of these attacks are disguised as legitimate correspondence from organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the National Health Service (NHS), offering help and advice, selling face-mask protection and charitable payments to help victims.
It is absolutely vital that all employees are trained and supported to spot these scams, particularly at a time when they will be less vigilant and distracted due to working from home. All it takes is one mistake for the hackers to gain access to the company systems, allowing them to trigger a massive data breach and cause chaos.“
It is really important that users remain vigilant.
Make sure your employees are prepared and trained appropriately, they are an important part of a robust solution to securing your business data.
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