In response to the recent increase in teleworking during the COVID-19 pandemic, cyber criminals are targeting teleworking employees with fraudulent termination phishing emails and VTC meeting invites, citing COVID-19 as the reason. Employees who are alarmed by the message may not scrutinize the spoofed email address that looks similar to their company’s legitimate one. The emails entice victims to click on malicious links purporting to provide more information or online conferences pertaining to the victim’s termination or severance packages. Companies should alert their employees to look for emails coming from Human Resources or management with spoofed email domains.

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