Hackernoon, May 30, 2020– Thriving Scams amid Covid-19 Pandemic
Pretending to be the IRS for selling fake vaccines, scammers have kicked in scammers and hackers are playing with people’s emotions to cash in the opportunity since the coronavirus pandemic began.
Online scams have risen during the past few months that Google decided to take action. On Thursday, the search giant launched a new website called Scam Spotter to address the problem.
Scam Spotter urges users to follow three simple rules to avoid getting scammed online: “Slow it down,” “Spot Check,” and “Stop! Don’t send.” The steps highlight some common tricks fraudsters use, such as creating a false sense of urgency so you don’t think about what they’re asking you to do.
Steve Tcherchian Chief Information Security Officer at XYPRO “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.”
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.