COVID-19 has forced most of us to make changes in the way we work, learn and entertain ourselves. If this was not challenging enough, cyber criminals are capitalizing on the current fear. Listed below are some threats you should be watching out for.
- Fake coronavirus-related websites loaded with malware (example – malicious domains that are fake versions of the Johns Hopkins coronavirus map)
- Phishing emails related to highly sought after supplies during the pandemic (example – taking orders for protective masks that they have no intention of shipping)
- Social media with misleading info and/or links to malicious sites (example – promises of vaccines or cures that don’t exist)
Customers have reported receiving emails claiming to be from GRM Networks. One example is an email asking them to take some action because their account is going to be suspended. Be aware that these are FRAUDULENT messages and are NOT from GRM Networks. Please do not click on the messages or give out any of your personal or account information.
It is important in this day and age to remain vigilant with your cybersecurity practices. Always remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it is probably a scam. Always delete an email if it looks suspicious or is from an unknown sender.
If you have questions concerning your email account or Internet service, please call technical support at 800-721-2577.