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.
Get Cyber Safe is a Government of Canada initiative designed to help all Canadians be aware and safe online.
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:
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.
SPECIAL ADVISORY: APT29 targets COVID-19 vaccine development.
CSE Statement on Threat advisory Targeting COVID-19 Vaccine Development – Thursday, July 16, 2020.
Visit the website of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for more information.
The Government of Canada Anti-Fraud Centre also publishes an up-to-date list of current known threats:
The Competition Bureau of Canada breaks down how scams and fraud work, making it easier to recognize and protect yourself.