Bad actors are drastically ramping up BEC, phishing and spoofing attacks (over 400% according to the FBI) to take advantage of the chaos COVID has generated through remote workers, increased B2C email and the general public’s anxiety about health and personal finances.
The articles linked below highlight the many ways bad actors are using COVID-19 to attack the banking industry, community banks in particular. Your .BANK domain authenticates your email and website to employees, vendors and customers, greatly reducing the likelihood of them falling victim to these cyberattacks, now and beyond COVID-19.
I Testified Before U.S. Congress About COVID-19 Phishing Scams – Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4
Banks Issue Warning about COVID-19 Scam Attempts
Business & Industry (UK)
How Criminals are Getting Our Information
Wall Street Journal
Coronavirus Cybersecurity Fallout Might Not Be Felt for Weeks or Longer
Phishing Scams Jump More than 600%
How COVID-19 is Proving the Catalyst for Digital Transformation