Coronavirus and Hackers

Be careful about opening emails from sources you can’t confirm.

As a rule of thumb, check the sender’s email address to see if it matches the organization supposedly sending the email. If it doesn’t, don’t open it. As an example, if Jane Doe sends you an email from Citibank, you might expect to see her address as

JaneDoe@citibank.com

but not

JaneDoe@CitiNetwork.com,
JaneDoe@NeptureNetwork.com, or
JaneDoe@Citybank.com (the company should know how to spell its own name).

“Data Breach Today” (databreachtoday.com) warns that hackers in China and Iran are using Covid-19 headlines to distribute malware to computers in the US and other countries. Open the email and it embeds software in your system that can capture security information for your bank accounts and credit cards.

If you can’t find the sender’s information, is what’s in the email really that important?

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