Specialist insurance provider CFC has warned that its in-house cyber claims team is seeing new COVID-19 cyber scams targeting businesses.
“Since countries around the world went into lockdown, the types of incidents that our cyber claims team are dealing with shows that while there hasn’t yet been a change in frequency of attacks, the likelihood of companies falling victim to these scams in a vulnerable and remote working scenario are escalated in comparison to what we were experiencing pre-COVID-19,” said Lindsey Nelson, cyber development leader for CFC. “This new era of home working couldn’t be a better situation for cyber criminals. Employees are working on potentially insecure devices and businesses may not have implemented any additional training to help them spot things like phishing links that play on, for example, human curiosity about coronavirus.”
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