In the world we live in, the unfortunate reality resides in the fact there are individuals and groups that thrive off of global catastrophes, health pandemics, societal unrest and calamities.  People prey upon others during a time where uncertainty and discomfort have become the "new norm."  

Cybercriminals are continuing to advantage of this period of diminishing awareness.  In March alone, there was a reported 2000% increase in malicious online activity due to COVID-19 themed ransomware and phishing attacks.  Read ahead to learn about four (4) best practices to protect yourself from being a new statistic and falling into such traps!