The Impact of COVID-19 on Community Banks
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.BANK was created as a verified, gated and more secure place on the internet for banking. .BANK is safe because bad actors cannot get lookalike domains to perpetrate  business email compromise (BEC), phishing and spoofing attacks that lead to breaches, identity theft and financial fraud. The COVID-19 crisis has amplified the need for this additional layer of cybersecurity, as bad actors are drastically ramping up attacks to take advantage of the chaos, 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.

Digital Shadows
How Cybercriminals are Taking Advantage of COVID-19

ICBA.org
Community Banks Remain Vigilant Amid COVID-19 Cyberthreats

Texas Banking Magazine
Cybercriminals and Coronavirus

Highside
Hackers are Targeting COmmunity Banks, Here’s What You Need to Know 

RTE (Ireland)
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

SiliconValley.com
Coronavirus: Agencies Warn of COVID-19 Email Scams as People Work from Home

LendIT FinTech
Phishing Scams Jump More than 600%

11:FS
There has Never Been a More Important Time to be Truly Digital

FinTech Connect
How to Prepare your Customers for Digital Banking during COVID-19

FinTech Connect
How COVID-19 is Proving the Catalyst for Digital Transformation

11FS
How the COVID-19 Pandemic Will Accelerate Digital Financial Services

Finextra
COVID-19 and the Rush to Digital Banks