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As a new strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) swept through the world in 2020, preparedness plans, masking policies and more public policy changed just as quickly. WVXU has covered the pandemic's impact on the Tri-State from the very beginning, when on March 3, 2020, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine barred spectators from attending the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus over concerns about the virus, even though Ohio had yet to confirm a single case of COVID-19.

Staying Protected Online Amid Coronavirus Scams

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation reports a spike in cybercrime since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to a report from ZD Net.

Some of these growing targeted attacks are going after American research centers working to respond to the pandemic, while others are targeting businesses and individuals. 

The number of complaints to the FBI have quadrupled since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

Meanwhile, even the Secret Service is sending out warnings to Americans about the rise in cyber threats.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to talk about staying safe online amid heightened threats during the pandemic is local IT expert Dave Hatter.

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Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.