Navigating Cybercrimes During COVID-19

  As we are living through a time of unprecedented health concerns, a select few people are taking advantage of shelter-in-place orders, remote work-from-home models and anxiously checked inboxes for their own gain.   According to a report by Barracuda, there were more than 9,000 coronavirus-themed spear-phishing emails between March 1-23, which was a 667% increase over the 1,188 attacks detected in February. To put this spike in perspective, there were only 137 COVID-19-related scam campaigns in January.   Playing on the fear of the tangible virus, this digital virus can take many forms — but almost always has the same end goal: to steal data, often with the intent of…