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IntellecTechs Cyber Advisory: Hackers are now using coronavirus status updates to infect users with malware

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IntellecTechs Cyber Advisory:

Hackers are now using coronavirus status updates to infect users with malware

With the coronavirus pandemic affecting a large portion of the general population hackers and scammers are taking full advantage of this crisis and IntellecTechs is advising enhanced vigilance during a period where remote work will increase and users stress levels are at a heightened state.  Phishing email campaigns by the hackers and scammers are targeting users by impersonating World health Organization (WHO) medical leadership, federal and state emergency leaders and even news sites with attachments riddled with malware, infectious links within news stories and virus status maps which are also infected with malware.

Users are reminded of the following:

  • To check links before clicking, especially when the subject related to the Coronavirus and ensure its sent from HR or Executive Leadership.
  • Ensure documents pertaining to the virus come from a trusted source before opening them – SOPHOS will block the document and advise the user (lower right hand corner) via an alert that malware is detected and block the document from opening if it can’t clean the virus up. Please delete the message and DO NOT forward the message to others.
  • WHO-Branded phishing attempts are on the rise – please be advised the World Health Organization is not emailing the population directly and these emails should be immediately deleted.
  • Be wary of links from social media sites, especially when accessing them from a corporate asset.

The following is an example of a fake email from the WHO Representative which contained malware:

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the helpdesk at 757.962.2487 or

IntellecTechs Uses GovWin IQ to Build Relationships and Bolster Sales

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IntellecTechs is an 8(a), woman-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned provider of information technology services and government systems integration. The company uses GovWin IQ to fuel their government business by developing the right procurement relationships, leveraging timely information on upcoming opportunities, and ultimately, winning more government business.

Read the full case study curtesy of GovWin here:  IntellecTechs Case Study

Jeri Prophet featured on HR BUSINESS WEEKLY EPISODE 68

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“Sometimes companies don’t help you because they think, ‘What’s in it for me?’”

“We pay it forward.”

“If they’re hard-working and they want to make it, we’re here to help them.”

Connect with Jeri Prophet here and Hillary Boyce Doriguzzi here.