Some organisations have allowed staff to work from home for one or more days for years. Others are suddenly confronted with the quarantine measures. Whatever the situation, working from home should not create a greater risk of falling victim of a cyber-attack. With clear rules, the right equipment and sufficient preventive measures, online working at home can be as safe as working at the office.
Phishing is an online scam involving fake mails, websites or messages. Cybercriminals respond to current events and know which topics interest us. Therefore, always be on your guard when you receive suspicious messages referring to the Coronavirus or COVID-19.
We already warned about phishing messages that misuse the news around corona and also about all kinds of fake news. But hackers are now also using the coronavirus as bait to lead you to websites that can install viruses on your computer.
Such messages are often the gateway to a cyber-attack. Read our blogs about working safely from home.