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Home Workers Are More Likely To Click On Phishing Scams

Cybercrime is no laughing matter

Steve Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

Sausalito, Calif. – Jun. 19, 2020

Millions of workers globally have been sent home to work during the novel coronavirus pandemic, where they are more prone to phishing scams.

Email phishing initiates more than 90 percent of all cyberattacks, including ransomware infections.

The distractions and frustrations stemming from working at the kitchen or dining room table can lead to poor judgment – even clicking just to get away from it all.

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Don’t ever be lured into a false sense of cybersecurity! Cybercriminals are out to get you, not help you.

No one is giving you a free vacation. The IRS will not send you an email to inform you’re receiving an unexpected tax refund. Don’t trust a sudden message from an attorney saying someone died and left you a huge sum of money.

Be smart. Don’t click. Stay safe.

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Steve Morgan is founder and Editor-in-Chief at Cybersecurity Ventures.

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