TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The COVID-19 crisis has resulted in a growing digital workforce as millions of people have started to work from home. However, the trend is also creating a market for cyber-scammers.
“Cybersecurity is top of mind for hackers during a crisis,” said Blake Dowling, the CEO of Aegis Business Solutions in Tallahassee. “They see opportunity while everyone else is scrambling to take care of their families and their businesses, they are thinking about how they can monetize the situation.”
Dowling said the biggest ruse at the moment, are phishing scams: Fake emails, texts or even maps that prompt the viewer to click on something, then download malicious software onto your device that can watch everything you do.