A Warning From ABCIPI’s Detectives About Opportunistic Cyber Criminals and the Coronavirus Crisis
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As the coronavirus crisis continues, in Edinburgh, the oldest private investigation agency in the world, ABCIPI Detectives are monitoring the continuing upwards trend in cybercrime. While the world is struggling to come to terms with the coronavirus and its impact on everyday life, cyber criminals will be launching a few ‘viruses’ of their own to take advantage of the fact that our normal routines are changing.
Advice for business
Ensure multi-factor authentication is in place on the accounts you have, and especially for Office 365 email accounts. This should halt all but the most complex attacks. If there is any question about the validity of an internal company email, contact the sender immediately certainly before you send any money.
Good Cyber Hygiene
Everything, and that includes the Internet router, must be up to date with effective anti-virus protection and used with secure and trusted connections. Do not use Bluetooth in public areas because hackers can easily connect to your device in this way. Use multi-factor authentication on everything and follow your company guidelines on using the Internet and your own device.
Secure WiFi only
Only use secure, password-protected connections on the Internet. If you can’t avoid using public WiFi, you need to verify with the owner that they can confirm that the network is their legitimate network, secured with a password. Don’t access confidential or sensitive information on any public WiFi network. Hackers can trick you by mimicking a secure network, so look very closely to make sure the one you’re joining is legitimate. If you don’t, a hacker will get control over everything that you do on the Internet.
Lost or Stolen Devices must be reported immediately
Remote work will always increase potential for the theft or loss of your devices. That is why you have to report stolen devices right away to your company so that you can minimise any risk of fraud.
ABCIPI’s Detectives are working hard to combat cyber criminals that can attack business and individuals. If you think you might have been targeted or have had a confirmed attack, contact us now on: firstname.lastname@example.org
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