COVID19 - Cybercrime is on the rise

 

Reports of increased cybercrime in connection with the Coronavirus epidemic and the lockdown measures.

The webpage of IATA Cargo has been cloned and our association was the target of a phishing attempt last week. We received a fraudulent email requiring us to login on a fake webpage replicating the one of our hosting provider. Luckily, we realized something was wrong and did not fall in the trap.

These days people and organizations, normally involved in more traditional illegal activities, might engage in cybercrime due to the widely imposed restrictions of movement. Furthermore, the recent increased exposure of the air cargo industry in the media, might attract the undesired attention of cybercriminals.

We remind our members and all actors of the Air Cargo community to stay vigilant. Below are links to some useful resources: