Practical Paranoia - COVID-19 Cyber Attacks Continue

Exercise caution in handling any email with a COVID-19-related subject line, attachment, or hyperlink, and be wary of any COVID-19 related social media plea, text, or phone call.

Cyber criminals and hackers are taking advantage of the heightened anxiety around COVID-19 by sending emails with malicious attachments or links to fraudulent websites to trick victims into revealing sensitive business or personal information or donating to fraudulent charities or fake causes. Please take the following precautions:
  • Watch for AHS’ external email warning – it signals greater risk.
  • Beware of unsolicited emails and avoid clicking on links or opening attachments.
  • Do not respond to email solicitations asking you to reveal business, personal or financial information.
  • Use only trusted sources for up-to-date fact-based COVID-19 information.
  • Always verify a charity’s authenticity before donating by checking out their official website and always look for the secure browser ‘lock’ icon before making donations.  
Learn more about some of the common tricks cybercriminals use to access your information by viewing Don’t be fooled by Scammers and visit InfoCare on AHS Insite for information on all privacy and information security matters.

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