When online meetings became the norm during the pandemic, hackers and miscreants alike have begun using new modes of attacking users. Some attacks, such as popping in and out of meetings uninvited, have been harmless in nature but the potential behind them does raise concerns. Not everyone has simple fun has a motive, and hackers do tend to use any means necessary to obtain what they want.
Here are some common means of attack that have been observed in the past months:
Knowing what to expect from hackers will make it easier to ward off most attacks. When and if possible, it would be best to avoid sharing links/information during an online meeting and instead sending them through email. Upgrade cybersecurity measures employed by those involved—whether it be cybersecurity practices or applications—will also help provide more security. Double-checking the security of the platform adds another layer of protection and caution as well.
Attending cybersecurity seminars, which are becoming more common, will also expand on basic knowledge that will aid in fighting against cyberattacks.
This content is part of the Banker’s Association of the Philippines’ (BAP) #CyberSafe campaign, where the BAP aims to promote awareness in cybersecurity. The campaign will upload new posts tackling common web security questions and issues, on Wednesdays and Sundays every week.
For more content on cybersecurity, visit the BAP Official YouTube channel.