In the midst of the uncertainty caused by the pandemic, bad actors are launching phishing scams with a COVID-19 angle; many of which are targeting Office 365 users. In the "Catch of the Week" post every Tuesday, we will feature a compilation of the latest articles from our partners and beyond on COVID-19 related scams, phishing campaigns, and attacks.

March 21 - 24, 2020

  • The three waves of phishing campaigns summarized by KnowBe4
  • Phishing scams featuring stimulus checks and vaccines issued by the FBI
  • FBI warns that California, New York, and Washington states most at risk for scams
  • This article describes fake CDC emails

Basic Precautionary Measures

  1. Don't click on links even if it appears to be coming from an official source
    • Only use trusted government websites for information
  2. Do not give out your personal data
  3. If you are donating to a charity or crowdfunding campaign, check its legitimacy before giving

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