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COVID-19 Exploited by Malicious Cyber Actors

❗️Warning for our community & as a reminder to stay within the COVID-19 trusted resource centers found at the city’s website to avoid fake news, scams, malware, and other counterproductive events.

Please be aware of this joint CISA and UK National Cyber Security Centre alert posted on cisa.gov and at https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/aa20-099a.

A few key points from the alert:
❗️ A growing number of cybercriminals and other malicious groups online are exploiting the COVID-19 outbreak for their own personal gain, security officials in the UK and USA have revealed.
❗️ The joint advisory shows that cybercriminals and advanced persistent threat (APT) groups are targeting individuals and organizations with a range of ransomware and malware.
❗️ As well as alerting you to the threat, the advisory directs you to the support available to counter it. This includes the NCSC’s guidance on dealing with suspicious emails and on working from home securely.
❗️ As the risk advisor for the USA, CISA is helping organizations take a comprehensive approach to maintain a heightened level of security. This includes CISA Insights on risk management for Novel Coronavirus, as well as guidance for individuals and businesses on defending against COVID-19 scams and securing enterprise Virtual Private Networks.

To read the full alert, visit: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/aa20-099a

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