Hackers Exploit COVID19 Crisis, and Telecommuting Causes Performance Problems
Many civil servants are put to telework during this period of covid19, companies are then faced with serious cyber-security challenges, especially those hackers who are ready to take advantage of this international crisis given that most of the disease related sites are created by cyber criminals.
Tragically, recordings related to COVID-19 have a 50% maximum chance of being made by hackers.
Almost all of these websites carry phishing scams that simultaneously exploit consumers and worried workers just to keep abreast of what’s going on.
Ransomware is also on the rise. Very recently, the tracking app called “COVID19 Tracker” was disguised as a geolocation tracker on the coronavirus outbreak. But the truth is more than that, in fact it is ransomware that has the ability to lock your cell phone and demand payment within 48 hours.
These threats caught the attention of the FBI, so it issued warnings about an increase in coronavirus-related crime.
Even though there is a great deal of information on the internet about COVID-19, teleworkers should avoid clicking on sites and links from unknown sources.
Be productive while working from home
- The coronavirus is straining the ability of employees to stay productive. Here are some tools that can help us increase our performance:
Create a workspace in your home, because setting up a workspace is a completely new experience that has effects to be appreciated.
- Upgrade on collaboration software. For the foreseeable future, internal teams are going to rely heavily on business software, whether it’s Microsoft Teams, Slack, or Salesforce.
- Video conferencing software such as Zoom and GoTo Meeting have become nearly indispensable for teams and colleagues looking to connect virtually face to face. Company employees will be provided with specific software used within the organization.
- Add the devices essential to productivity.
- Stay vigilant in terms of security. Besides respecting company security settings, the user should learn to disconnect from the network when not in use, use a strong password, and never click on an email that looks suspicious. Learn about COVID-19 from known sources, not from a stranger’s email.