Security alert related to COVID-19 virus

The current situation of COVID-19 epidemic is also being used by criminal groups to conduct cyber attacks. Massive search for information on the current situation from the public is a opportunity to spread malware in the form of phishing and malicious websites.

Remember the basics of cyber security:

  • Upgrade software regularly (operating system, web browser).
  • Use an updated antivirus.
  • Do not open unknown electronic documents, web links, mail attachemens or mobile applications.
  • Back up regularly.

Work activities is being moved from secured corporate newtorks to home computers that have little or no security and, in the event of an attack, can be used as leapfalls to attack corporate networks and data.