Sick crooks are using the Coronavirus crisis to target people online, playing on their health fears, a leading cyber-security company has warned. C3IA Solutions said emails purporting to offer COVID-19 test results and cures and selling protective equipment have been circulating.
The Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC) has expressed its concern for all businesses in the sector and its supply chain and has urged the government for continued support. The industry was one of the earliest and hardest to be hit by the coronavirus pandemic due to a sudden slump in passenger numbers and already many jobs have been lost.
Covid-19 is not the only virus to be worried about if people are working from home, according to a leading cyber-security expert. Matt Horan, security director of C3IA Solutions, has issued advice for home working to help reduce the risk of cyber-attacks. Computer viruses will be looking for new, vulnerable targets and are likely to target workers whose home systems are not secure.