by John Benjamin, Cavu Networks
With most people working from home now I want to highlight how important it is be extra vigilant with cyber-security practices and to raise awareness about scammers taking advantage of the changes in how and where we work.
We are seeing a large increase in scammers calling people at home claiming to be their ISP (internet service provider) or a well known technology company because ‘there is a virus on their computer’ or ‘their Antivirus software is out-of-date.’ The scammers are insisting that a remote connection or credit card is required to fix the problem.
Let your teams know that Comcast, Apple, Verizon, Microsoft, Dell, etc will never call them directly and to never accept a request for a remote connection if it is out of the blue. Instead, hang-up and contact Cavu or another trusted technical resource. .
Everyone wants to be safe and no one wants to be the reason why a cyber-security incident happens for their company. The scammers know this and are trying to take advantage of our good nature during this stressful time.
Wishing everyone the very best in these trying times.