Hackernoon, May 9, 2020– Coronavirus-Related Scams: How to Avoid them?
Spreading of Malicious News
World Health Organization (WHO) is the major source of information during this outbreak and that is why scammers and hackers are cashing the opportunity by running these scam email campaigns pretending to be WHO representatives in order to get the victims to click on malicious links.
According to Steve Tcherchian, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of XYPRO Technology Corporation “Criminals love panic and chaos, and they’ll use every opportunity to exploit the situation. As we adapt and try to be productive while juggling kids and multiple spouses working from home, security can sometimes be the last thing on our minds. Criminals know that. Criminals love that. The bad guys are preying on security ignorance as much as they are exploiting your fear. We’re going to see more sophisticated attacks on the new mobile workers. They will not be the traditional attacks targeted at data theft, but rather more ransomware, disruption, and financial attacks”
Steve Tcherchian, CISSP, PCI-ISA, PCIP is the Chief Product Officer and Chief Information Security Officer for XYPRO Technology. Steve is on Forbes Technology Council, the NonStop Under 40 executive board, and part of the ANSI X9 Security Standards Committee.
With over 20 years in the cybersecurity field, Steve is responsible for strategy and innovation of XYPRO’s security product line as well as overseeing XYPRO’s risk, compliance, and security to ensure the best experience for customers in the Mission-Critical computing marketplace.
Steve is an engaging and dynamic speaker who regularly presents on cybersecurity topics at conferences around the world.