Avoid Falling To Elaborate Phishing Emails during COVID-19

May 21, 2020

The internet is keeping everyone together during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but that is making people more susceptible to new and elaborate phishing emails.

What are phishing emails?

There are multiple types of phishing schemes out there and all of them have some kind of malicious intent. Among the most common type are emails that

  • Ask for personal information
  • Provide fake links
  • Create a sense of urgency

The scammers behind these emails, links, and pages are constantly upping their game to make their work appear legitimate.

Even the tech-savvy can fall for phishing scams!

The worst part is that these can look a lot like the other emails in your inbox. They can target you at your work email and in your private emails. Those that believe to be tech-savvy can have a false sense of security which combined with the realistic appearance of these emails means they are not immune to falling for them.

Targeting with urgency in the subject lines is a way they exploit a person’s intuition to view certain emails and act quickly.

EggHead IT is ready to help you!

There is no one size fits all solution to phishing scams. However, you can work with the Eggsperts who have been on top of cybersecurity since 2002 to provide consultation and support custom-tailored to you.

The team can help prevent such exposure and offer education and defenses to keep your information safe.

Give us a call at (760) 205-0105.


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