The rise in cyberattacks has been noted around the world as the dreaded coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) spreads its deadly payload. Cybercriminals and scammers have taken advantage of the resulting lockdowns and continuing community quarantines to release various viruses and malicious codes to an unsuspecting public.

Also, the work-from-home mode of transacting business by a sequestered workforce has increased the attack surface or broadened the landscape open to virus intrusions. The surge in the use of the digital infrastructure, most prominently the internet and corporate networks, the financing institutions, in particular, has made more people and enterprises vulnerable to cybercrime.

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