COVID-19 Related Phishing Scams are Increasing - How to Not Fall Prey for Them!

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COVID-19 related phishing scams are increasing and all your data and finances can vanish in a click! So, what to do?


As the world is battling with COVID-19 pandemic, malware, spam & phishing attacks have shot up with each passing day. Adopting a secure and encrypted email solution is the only way out to protect your confidential company data, personal information, and even finances. As per the WHO report, the number of cyber-attacks is now more than five times the number directed at the Organization in the same period last year.

There are different types of attack methods used by hackers to target email security. The most common methods used by these hackers are spam emails, viruses, identity theft, and phishing. The hackers ultimately have a specific purpose to cause damage or harm either to an individual or an organization. As if the fear of pandemic wasn't enough to peak anxiety, now pandemic scams have become another thing to worry about. However, there are ways to spot and deal with such suspicious activities. Let's find out how pandemic scams look like and how to overthrow such scammers.

However, as an individual one can be less prone to these phishing attacks if you follow these simple rules.


A few ways to spot fraudulent websites: 

• Don’t click on the website with unusual URL links

• If the domain name is suspicious like ".co", ".ma", then don't open the URL.


• Use adblockers to keep away malware & virus bearing ads.

Look out for this in emails and messages:

• Scam emails will replicate the names of organizations but an alphabet or two will be misplaced. So, check the sender with due diligence.


• Don't click on the hyperlinks you receive from a suspicious email. Take the cursor & place on the link; it'll give you a preview of the page.

• Use a reliable email solution that protects your data.

Pramod Sharda, CEO – IceWarp India & Middle East>

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