Not only are we at risk of the coronavirus right now, our risk of a computer virus has exponentially increased as well. Hackers and scammers are having a field day with the increase of online activity. With more people accessing their work servers and emails from their home computers, they could be at greater risk of attack. Most work places use the highest levels of computer security software available to them, and if you don’t as well this leaves you much more vulnerable and open to an attack. We highly suggest you ask your employer about checking your device security and making sure it is up to date!
To make a bad situation worse, these hackers are preying on people looking for coronavirus updates. They are creating fake official looking websites with updates on the coronavirus that can download viruses and software onto your computer that can steal your data. Also be sure to spellcheck your URL to official looking sites, because Typosquatters are copying official sites and using a similar URL to the official webpages to install malware and phishing for personal information. Also beware of travel scams as well, as they are also on the rise.
With the risk of vulnerability growing, now would be the time to look into a policy covering these types of risks. Please give us a call about cyber insurance today, and we would be glad to talk to you about our available policies. You can find more information about Cyber insurance here on our website.
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