How to Avoid Phishing – 5 Cybersecurity Tips for Online Safety During the Covid-19 Crisis

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Malicious actors are profiting from the COVID-19 crisis. One of the most widespread ways in which we are being targeted online is phishing. Phishing is an online scam by which an Internet user is tricked (as by a deceptive e-mail message) into revealing personal or confidential information, which the scammer can use illicitly.

Learn how you can avoid becoming a victim of phishing during the Covid-19 crisis with this infographic, prepared by the ECHO Network consortium.

ECHO’s mission is to help protect against cyberattacks that would take advantage of the COVID-19 crisis, by providing advice on a daily basis. Check out this summary of the consortium’s tips and make sure to visit the dedicated page on ECHO’s website for more cybersecurity advice and information.

How to Avoid Phishing - 5 Cybersecurity Tips

The ECHO network of cybersecurity centres has joined forces to establish its COVID-19 Cyber Defence Alliance in order to support all initiatives that aim at protecting the EU member states, key services and critical infrastructure from cyberattacks. Its mission is to protect against any form of cyberattack that would take advantage of the COVID-19 crisis.

ECHO’s objectives:

  • No disruption of COVID-19 health operations.
  • No disruption of essential services.
  • No disruption of economical recovery operations and societal functions.

The ECHO COVID-19 Cyber Defence Alliance will define assets and vulnerabilities, identify potential attack methods and define possible mitigation measures.

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