April 17, 2020 - Privacy + Data Security

Law Enforcement COVID-19 Guidance: Cybercrime, Scam, and Fraud Trends

As in-house counsel, compliance, and security teams worldwide are adjusting to life amid the global pandemic, so too are criminal and nation-state cyber actors. These actors are now leveraging the pandemic, public fear, and an expanded remote-work attack surface to conduct hacking campaigns. The Department of Justice, FBI, and other law enforcement organizations have prioritized the detection, investigation, and prosecution of criminal conduct seeking to exploit the pandemic. As noted in a joint statement this week from the Secret Service and FBI, “the more catastrophic the event, the more active the fraudsters.” Resource pages developed by the FBI and DOJ are being frequently updated with information and alerts for the private sector and public about evolving schemes and enforcement. Companies can leverage these resources as they adapt to the new environment and educate their workforce.

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