Hackers could be using the global pandemic as an opportunity to target real estate as more transactions and communications are conducted remotely. What’s more, phishing emails may try to use COVID-19 as an excuse for why professionals need to renew login credential or passwords, or hackers may prey on any relaxed online security of the increased numbers of those working from home.


Melissa Dittmann Tracey is a contributing editor for REALTOR® Magazine. She can be reached at mtracey@realtors.org. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter: @housingmuse