As novel coronavirus pandemic forced many to work from home , there is also the increased risk of cyber crimes . nCovid-19 impacts not only economy , health but also provides a grand opportunity for cyber criminals.
Opportunity For Cyber Crimes
The corporates have cyber security systems and experts defending their data but when employees and corporates have to resort to work from home , it is a worry for corporates about data protection. Corporate systems are highly secured compared to home systems which make access easy for hackers to get confidential data.
Hackers take this as a chance to exploit and lure working from home employees into online scams which can be mainly about coronavirus. As hackers become more and more advanced , their modes of cyber crimes too are advanced.
There are job frauds who offer fictitious jobs with heavy salary package attracting people in such a manner that they click and fraud can get access to your personal and official data . Then there are the e-mail scams where e-mails pretending to be from the IT department of the respective company or as e-mail from management of your company updating about the pandemic and clicking it can give access to your data.
What Basic Steps To Take As Precaution?
The chaos and fear that nCovid-19 has created globally has given greater chance for cyber criminals to commit crime and the unaware victims lose sensitive data . It is always better to take precautions than taking risks.
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