Covid-19: Be cautious towards cyber crime when working from home

At the request of the authorities, most of us have moved out of our regular offices and are working from home. But this new way of working requires us to be extra vigilant, as cyber criminals are taking advantage of the situation to collect sensitive data from individuals and companies.

What the media said23 March 2020

An article from dr.dk sheds light on the fact that the new Corona-reality makes us increasingly vulnerable and exposed to cyber crime. Because so many of us are working from home, we don't have the opportunity to ask a colleague for their opinion when we receive suspicious emails or text messages.

This is an opening for the many cyber criminals, as most parts of society have had to make significant changes in order to function digitally in a very short time, including us at Systematic. That’s why we have to be cautious if we’re sent questionable emails. These could be cyber criminals phishing you.

This is the message from Systematic’s Chief Security Officer, Kim B. Larsen.

“Due to this new situation, a lot more people than usual are working from home or buying things from the internet more frequently than they normally would. And this is an opportunity for cyber criminals.”

But Larsen appeals to us to use our common sense.

- We should take the same precautions as always. If you get an offer online that seems too good to be true, it probably is. It is highly unlikely that you’ll win the lottery or inherent a lot of money from an unknown uncle. 

Read the article here (Danish)