Always think twice before you click on links or attachments from your phone
or computer. Cyber criminals are currently using fake COVID-19 topics
through phishing to steal data, or smishing text messages to access your
Phishing attacks use emails or malicious websites to seek personal
information by disguising as a trustworthy organization. An example would
be, an attacker may send an email from a well-known credit card or
financial company that demands account information, most of the time
suggesting that there is a problem.
When users respond with the requested information, attackers can use it to
gain access to the accounts.
Phishing attacks may also appear to come from other types of organizations,
such as charities. Attackers often take advantage of current events and
certain times of the year, such as
Epidemics and health scares (e.g., COVID-19)
Major political elections etc.