Phishing Scams attempt to extract sensitive personal data through fraudulent and illegal means.These scams utilise deceptive communications to target users through email, fake websites, and text messages.
In the wake of COVID-19, there has been a sharp rise in businesses being targeted by opportunistic scammers, who are attempting to capitalise on the ongoing stresses of the Coronavirus pandemic and the related surge in demand for related information.
Since the start of lockdown, HMRC alone have shut down almost 300 fake websites imitating official government sources and branding, in order to deceive and defraud members of the public. Google also recently announced that they are currently blocking up to 18 million phishing emails a day.
Small businesses are especially vulnerable to these attacks, as staff transition to home working operations and leave secure office environments to begin using their own PCs/devices outside of reliable office networks.
Now is absolutely the time to ensure you have taken measures to protect your business and corporate data.
Simple Solutions to protect your business against Phishing Attacks:
Barracuda Essentials provides robust all-round protection from spam and email-borne viruses.
Barracuda Sentinal uses artificial intelligence to analyse your emails in real time to block outsider access, prevent Phishing attacks and detect threats.
ESET Anti-Virus protects your hardware endpoints such as laptops and desktops from malicious threats. ESET also contains a two-way firewall, web control, Botnet protection and more.