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Avoiding COVID-19 Cybercrime Scams

Cybercriminals know that COVID-19 is on our minds, and are taking advantage of that to trick people. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission has already provided alerts about COVID-19 scams, including phishing scams and government relief check scams.

With large numbers of employees now working from home, cybercriminals are seizing opportunities to exploit weakened cybersecurity practices. New methods of working — like processing payments remotely, handling protected health information (PHI) remotely, and working on personal computers without proper antivirus protections — make businesses more vulnerable to cybercrime.

In this new resource, you’ll learn about current COVID-19 scams and how to minimize the chances of your practice being a victim of a cyber scammer.

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