Suppliers Targeted By Phishing Attacks
Cybercriminals continue to take advantage of the COVID-19 chaos, this time by targeting accounts payable employees who are adjusting to the new protocols of remote work. In a recent episode reported by a large nonprofit organization, cybercriminals sent emails that appeared to come from the organization’s procurement office to vendors. The emails requested the vendor click on a link to “verify” their vendor status with the organization in an attempt to hack into their internal business systems.
This incident is an example of how all organizations and people are at risk of being targeted by sophisticated phishing attacks, especially during this unprecedented time in which people are striving to simply maintain a sense of normalcy. As cybercriminals continue to target workers who are adjusting to working during the time of a global pandemic, it’s crucial to remain aware of potential risks in order to prevent falling victim to a cyberattack.
If you receive any unsolicited emails requesting you to click a link or download a file, always be sure to double-check the sender before proceeding. If an email seems suspicious, refrain from clicking on any links and delete the email as soon as possible. When in doubt, navigate to the website in question outside of the email or contact the sender through a more secure channel to confirm the legitimacy of the message.