Phishing emails, along with malicious websites and social media links, all pose risks. They are primary vectors behind business email compromise attempts, stolen credentials, ransomware, viruses, and other types of online threats.
Currently there is a huge increase in phishing and other malicious web activity related to the Coronavirus. The criminals behind these attacks use social engineering (preying on an individual’s vulnerabilities) to trick people into giving up their data or clicking on a link.
- Add a protective DNS service, like Quad9, to block access to known malicious websites from phishing emails, bad social media links, and other types of web-based attacks. Set up is easy and only takes a few minutes. See instructions below. Learn more here.
- Make sure you have current anti-virus software on your computers. We have a free offering in our Cybersecurity Toolkit.