Information on COVID-19:

It is important to be careful where you get your information on the current state of COVID-19.  There are many false sites that are designed to fool you into clicking on them.  Only go to reliable locations.

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/know-facts-about-coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happen


Useful Tools:

Get Cyber Safe is a Government of Canada initiative designed to help all Canadians be aware and safe online. 

https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/cnt/bt/mssn-en.aspx


Cyber Vulnerabilities:

The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security issues alerts and advisories on potential, imminent or actual cyber threats, vulnerabilities or incidents affecting Canada’s critical infrastructure.  Visit them here:

https://www.cyber.gc.ca/en/alerts-advisories


Phishing, Scams and Fraud:

Understanding how phishing, scams and fraud work is important.  Be aware that malicious actors are taking advantage of COVID-19 to propagate a new series of threats. 

Visit the website of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for more information. 

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/scams-fraudes/phishing-eng.htm

The Government of Canada Anti-Fraud Centre also publishes an up-to-date list of current known threats:

https://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm

The Competition Bureau of Canada breaks down how scams and fraud work, making it easier to recognize and protect yourself.

https://www.competitionbureau.gc.ca/eic/site/cb-bc.nsf/eng/04413.html