Banks Warn About Cyber Criminals Cashing in on the Coronavirus in Belfast
In Belfast, the oldest private investigation agency in the world, ABCIPI has noticed an alarming upwards trend in cybercrime over the past month. While the world is struggling to come to terms with the coronavirus and its impact on everyday life, cyber criminals have not been slow to take advantage of the fact that we are distracted by world health stories and that our normal routines are changing.
Now the European Central Bank has issued a warning to banks that they need to be prepared for a likely increase in cyber attacks as part of the manipulation of the coronavirus crisis, by criminals. Banks have been warned that they need to make their security systems very robust. With more employees working from home or in different offices, and with more people using online banking, any technology deficiency is likely to lead to a high-risk situation for both businesses and individuals.
The coronavirus outbreak is having an effect on the global economy and banks are being urged to assess the heightened risks of increased cyber-security related fraud, like phishing mails. We can only hope that the banks keep our money safe until the danger is passed.
If you fear that you may have been a victim of banking scam or any kind of scam, related to the coronavirus or not, contact us immediately for advice and to help you stay safe from crime online during these difficult times.
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