Coronavirus: how to protect yourself against cyberattacks
Malicious people and structures are trying to use the coronavirus crisis and our fears to steal data from Internet users. Cybercriminals are ready to exploit our weaknesses. They are trying to fake popular pages, install malware, or use other scams to steal data or gain access to devices. This then enables them to operate bank accounts or use organizations’ databases. Learn how to protect yourself against cyberattacks. 5G is the future that is safe for our health
Common methods for coronavirus-related cyber attacks
False messages or links presenting information about miracle cures, virus distribution cards, requests for donations, emails on behalf of healthcare organizations. In fact, they lead to malicious sites or contain malicious code.
Fake messages or calls from Microsoft, Google Drive, or others that require your username or password, offering “help” or threatening to temporarily close your account.False reports of non-existent deliveries
Internet fraudsters exploit people’s fear of coronavirus, how to protect ourselves
How can I protect myself online?
The European Union is putting pressure on telecommunications operators to ensure effective protection of their networks against cyberattacks.
Be suspicious to emails, calls and messages that are not on your own initiative, especially if they use the crisis to pressure you to bypass the usual security procedures. Cybercriminals know that it is often easier to fool a person than to hack into a well-established system. Remember that banks and other organizations will never force you to reveal your password.
Secure your network at home. Don’t rely on a default Wi-Fi password: change it. Limit the number of devices connected to the network and only allow those you know.
Improve your passwords. Use long passwords that include a combination of numbers, letters, and special characters.
Protect your devices. Be sure to update all systems and applications, install antivirus software and update it.
Be alert to other family members and guests. Your children may accidentally delete or change information or even infect your device, so don’t allow them to use the devices you use for work.
Learn more ways to protect yourself and your business.
European safe internet measures
The European Parliament has adopted safety and security measures for networks and information systems, given their important public role.
European institutions and bodies such as the Commission, the EU Cybersecurity Agency, Europol and the CERT-EU Information Incident and Threat Response Team monitor malicious activities, inform and protect people and businesses.