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'Cyber criminals are going to take advantage of the fear around COVID-19'

Mimecast cyber-security specialist Brian Pinnock has warned of a big uptake in cybercrime amid the coronavirus outbreak - with a huge rise in website registrations related to the disease.

While some of these are legitimate, others come up with a lot of malware says Pinnock.

He says phishing emails are also being circulated.

So right now people are nervous, one of the easiest ways to trick people into clicking on phishing links and downloading attachments that they shouldn't is to play on people's emotions.

Brian Pinnock, Cyber-security specialist - Mimecast

What should you look out for so that you do not fall victim to this?

Stick to reputable and reliable sites. Don't trust anything from someone that you haven't seen before.

Brian Pinnock, Cyber-security specialist - Mimecast

If there is an attachment that has come through, don't click on it, especially if it is something that you are not aware of it.

Brian Pinnock, Cyber-security specialist - Mimecast

There is a lot of fear in the air at the moment and cyber criminals are going to take advantage of that.

Brian Pinnock, Cyber-security specialist - Mimecast

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