Employees alert! Got a mail from your company? You could end up losing your money
In fact, these mails are so dangerous that all you need to do is simply click on them and it can lead to a major financial loss!
The coronavirus crisis has forced us to adapt to a new way of working with most people operating from home. The situation has been operationalised in a very professional manner and by all reckoning it is a great success. And, while people continue to work from home, their companies are consistently updating them about various policies and changes through emails. And that is exactly where danger has emerged from. In fact, these mails are so dangerous that all you need to do is simply click on them and it can lead to a major financial loss!
In a blog, NortonLifeLock explained that cybercriminals are exploiting the coronavirus outbreak to send fake emails with dangerous links to employees. These mails appear to be from company officials and ask you to click on attached file or embedded link.
“The email messages may appear to come from company officials and might ask you to open a link to a new company policy related to the coronavirus. If you click on the attachment or embedded link, you’re likely to download malware onto your device. Don’t click. Instead, immediately report the phishing attempt to your employer,” the blog read.
If you click on these, the malicious software could allow cybercriminals to take control of your computer, log your keystrokes, or access sensitive business information and financial data.
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Last month, Google had also said that it was working to identify and prevent threats, using a combination of internal investigative tools, information sharing with industry partners and law enforcement, as well as leads and intelligence from third-party researchers.
What should you do?
Google said that since most of these scams come via emails, users should be wary of requests for personal information such as your home address or bank details. It said that if you receive an email with a link in it that leads you to a website claiming to be of an established website, examine the URL for extra words or letters — check the URL’s validity by hovering over it (on desktop) or with a long press (on mobile).
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