Coronavirus: stay safe online

The coronavirus has provided a perfect topic to use in cyber attacks: it impacts across the globe, it appeals to some basic universal human needs (food, security) and fears (illness, protecting loved ones); and there are lots of international brands, organisations and bodies involved whose identities criminals can adopt to trick people into passing financial details. According to some estimates, coronavirus-linked scams have increased 667% since February. In the UK, moments after the Prime Minister announced live on television severe restrictions on movement, a scam email emerged pretending to be a well-known food delivery service with slots suddenly available in the next 24hrs. Human fears

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