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Be careful what you click on - scammers trying to exploit Coronavirus

Updated: Mar 25

Whenever news items spike on a particular topic, cyber scams increase. Be skeptical of emails that have catchy headlines, such as “Coronavirus is now in your area – click here for details”. Other scams pretend to be from the Centers for Disease Control or other official organizations, or try to sell items such as face masks and hand sanitizer. Scammers will also attempt to make emails look like they are coming from a familiar source such as your HR department. Don’t click on links in emails unless you are sure they are from a trusted source. And if you do click on a link, and any unusual activity occurs, immediately alert your IT staff.


Cybersecurity updates are posted on the Comptroller website to promote cybersecurity awareness and improve overall cyber hygiene.



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