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Beware COVID email scams

10 Jul 2020

Karen Stephens

by Karen Stephens

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Medical practices need to be vigilant about cyber security, including staff use of email. A significant increase in deceptive email schemes relates to COVID-19 themed scams. These scams trick users into visiting fake websites or clicking on malicious links, allowing cybercriminals to steal information. A recent campaign targeted Australian networks, and medical information is highly valued by cybercriminals.

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