Hikvision Blog Series: Senior Cybersecurity Director on COVID-19 Hacks, Phishing & Cyberattacks

April 22, 2020

Hikvision HikWire blog article Senior Cybersecurity Director on COVID-19 Hacks, Phishing & Cyberattacks

Plus, Hikvision Resources to Stay Safe & Ways to Give Back to the Community


As the COVID-19 coronavirus becomes a global concern, cybercriminals are leveraging this tragedy to spread their own kind of virus and digital attacks to prey on the fears of people around the world. Hikvision has published a series of blogs from our senior director of cybersecurity, Chuck Davis, where he reports on COVID-19 phishing hacks and malware, and offers tips to avoid them.

Here are links to recent blogs in the series:

Cybersecurity Resources for COVID-19
Hikvision’s Davis compiled the following resources and websites to help you educate yourself and stay safe during the pandemic.

Educational and Awareness Resources:

North America Government Resources:

If you are able to, you may want to help out financially. The scammers know this and that’s why phishing attacks are on the rise. To help prevent phishing clicks, contact charitable organizations directly. Here are some links to valid organizations involved in the fight against COVID-19:

  • How to Help Others During the Coronavirus Outbreak,” by Town & Country magazine lists charities for hospitals and healthcare workers, scientific research, helping the hungry, aid to the arts ad artists, small business support, and volunteering your time.
  • lists, “Highly-rated nonprofits providing relief and recovery to communities impacted by the pandemic.” The categories they cover are medical services, relief supplies, cross-categorical, funding local organizations, education & awareness, and relief supplies.

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