FBI reports significant increase in cyberattacks due to Coronavirus

Covid-19 phishing attacks continue to escalate, resulting in increasing numbers of people being compromised by craftily created social engineered cyberattacks.  Remember, “Don’t be quick to click”!

“In the US, the FBI has seen a quadrupling in cybercrime reports compared to before the pandemic. These include setting up fraudulent charities, fraudulent loans and extortion along with an increase in traditional phishing and malware.”


Durbin, S. 2020. Understanding the CFO’s Cybersecurity Role in the Age of COVID-19. SmartBrief. Accessed May 7, 2020 at: