Cyber-criminals have used COVID-19 as a lure to infiltrate our systems, launch cyberattacks against private and public institutions, and spread harmful disinformation.
Hackers and cyber scammers are taking advantage of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic by sending fraudulent email and WhatsApp messages that attempt to trick you into clicking on malicious links or opening attachments.
As COVID-19 shut down the world in less than a month, cybercriminals seized the opportunity to use the Internet to defraud and blackmail people and companies.
The OSCE, together with other international organizations, continues to undertake measures against the COVID-19 outbreak, in line with guidance from the authorities of host countries.
Beijing’s information strategy appears to have changed in recent weeks — one of many facets of geopolitics the coronavirus has upended in its wake. How that strategy unfolds — including whether these changes stick or constitute a one-time departure — and how the United States engages will have implications for the contest between democrats and autocrats.
The COVID-19 pandemic poses the risk of increased cyberattacks. Hackers are targeting people's increased dependence on digital tools. Strategies to maintain cybersecurity include maintaining good cyber hygiene, verifying sources and staying up-to-date on official updates.