COVID-19 scammers are using data-breach fears to get information from Canadians

COVID-19 scammers are using data-breach fears to get information from Canadians

Posted September 1, 2020

COVID-19 scammers are using data-breach fears to get information from Canadians

  • Scott Jones, the head of the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, said criminals are using “far more effective” lures to convince Canadians to hand over personal and sensitive information, like banking credentials.
  • Jones told the Star that while early in the pandemic scammers were targeting Canadians with offers of supplies like masks and hand sanitizer, they’re now capitalizing on some high-profile data breaches and suggesting to their marks their information has already been compromised.

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