From the Document: "The COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] outbreak has posed an unprecedented challenge - not just for individuals and governments, but also corporates seeking to navigate unchartered waters in the widespread disruption caused by the global pandemic. Operational challenges aside, the unique circumstances of the pandemic have also presented opportunities for cyber and corporate criminal activity. In this article, we explain how the ongoing pandemic presents corporates with further risks from four key corporate crime threats, namely, (1) cyber scams, (2) cyber attacks, (3) corrupt activity and (4) fraudulent conduct. As corporates grapple with economic survival in this pandemic they should also actively inoculate themselves against these risks by continuing to educate their employees about fraudulent schemes and corruption risks, ensuring 'compliance as usual' and undertaking fact-finding enquiries promptly."
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