Law enforcement officials have discovered a rise in the number of “vishing” campaigns using video conferencing and calls to target businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. The emergence of the threat is particularly concerning given the number of employees that continue to work remotely, where network access may not be monitored as robustly as it would be in an office environment.

The FBI has issued a warning that cybercriminals are increasingly using a form of social engineering over the telephone to gain access to sensitive corporate data. With video calls replacing face-to-face interactions, it is easier than ever for attackers to impersonate legitimate members of a company’s IT team.



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