on Monday, April 20, 2020
Along with COVID-19 crisis anxiety, health care professionals have a new worry—phishing hackers who reference the virus in an attempt to gain access to systems and devices.
Even if an email appears to come from a trusted source (e.g., friends or government agencies), it could be a phishing scam. These emails try to create a false sense of urgency to get you to click on a link or open an attachment.
To help you be aware of these email tactics, keep in mind the following, not only during the Coronavirus crisis, but also during normal circumstances.
In addition to being cautious with emails, it can be helpful to take the following precautions:
As always, if you’re not sure about something, contact your information technology consultant.