Security and Privacy Advisories
Audience: Guidelines from advisories including but not limited to LEAs, US-Cert, DHS, CISA, NSA, FBI, SANS etc. for general public, students, municipalities, healthcare and businesses.
FBI is cautioning against the ‘Other’ Coronavirus Crisis, Cybersecurity & Privacy risks and scams. There is a lot of currents and anticipated criminal activities at an unprecedented scale as criminals devise means to prey upon the public’s fears.
According to the FBI “The speed at which criminals are devising and executing their schemes is truly breathtaking. The sheer variety of frauds already uncovered is shocking. Law enforcement has already learned of offers of sham treatments and vaccines, bogus investment opportunities in non-existent medical companies, and calls from crooks impersonating doctors demanding payment for treatments. Scammers are targeting websites and mobile apps designed to track the spread of COVID-19 and using them to implant malware to steal financial and personal data. Thieves are even posing as national and global health authorities, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, to conduct phishing campaigns. They send e-mails designed to trick recipients eager for reliable health information into downloading malicious code.