Work-related “phishing” is the biggest cybercrime in the world, the FBI warns, and it is increasingly aimed at remote workers.
A new wave of emails seek personal information in the guise of providing an economic stimulus check from the government.
Remote workers are particularly vulnerable because they are often working alone, surrounded by distractions, and without nearby colleagues to consult.
Recipients should avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments, and can always forward suspicious emails to their IT teams, experts say.
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New email attacks seeking to exploit the COVID-19 crisis are pouring into remote workers’ inboxes, and experts are warning against scams that cite the latest developments related to the deadly virus.
The FBI is warning against scam emails seeking to exploit recession fears by requesting personal information in order to supposedly provide economic stimulus checks for Americans via new US legislation. “Government agencies are not sending unsolicited emails seeking your private information in order to send you money,” the bureau says.
Business-related phishing scams, which disguise malicious links that steal usernames, passwords, and money within corporate emails, stole some $1.7 billion from businesses and employees last year, the FBI says.
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