The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is warning the public to be aware of malicious actors using COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, to attack victims with fraudulent links, attachments, and other forms of cybercrime. “Exercise caution in handling any email with a COVID-19-related subject line, attachment, or hyperlink, and be wary of social media pleas, texts, or calls related to COVID-19,” the agency urged. CISA recommends visiting legitimate, government websites for information on the coronavirus outbreaks and verifying authenticity before engaging with an unknown sender.

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Katie Malone
Katie Malone
Katie Malone is a MeriTalk Staff Reporter covering the intersection of government and technology.