Cyber scammers leveraging COVID-19 uncertainty to steal dollars or corrupt personal computer techniques

Scammers often request payment in the form of gift cards.

This is an op-ed by Chuck Brown, CEO of Infinity Inc., a Savannah info technologies organization.

They say “crime never sleeps.’” And in today’s earth of anytime digital transactions and always-on on the internet networks, cybercrime is no exception.  

While it is tempting to feel of hackers and scammers as hoodie-wearing tech-geeks hiding in dark basements while sending inadequately penned emails in damaged English, that’s not the risk we confront these days. 

Chuck Brown

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The modern-day cybercriminal is in enterprise to different you from your cash or personalized info. They pay awareness to developments and worldwide functions. They gather information and facts from social accounts and public records to feel like somebody you know. They are often portion of a syndicate or organized crime.

The dollar amounts associated are staggering, and these electronic activities are a lot safer for criminals than numerous they may usually interact in.