Thu, February 20, 2020

Coronavirus Outbreak Is Being Used To Spread Malware

Security experts are warning of new phishing campaigns designed to capitalize on global fears of the fast-spreading coronavirus. True to form, cyber-criminals are looking to exploit the widespread need for news about the outbreak by using it as a phishing lure.

Campaigns with names like “Corona Virus Safety Measures” are circulating, and clicking on these links in an email will lead to a covert malware download. The sole intention of these schemes is playing on the public’s genuine fear to increase the likelihood of individuals clicking on an attachment or link delivered in a malicious communication, to cause infection, or for monetary gain.

Every business should be vigilant at this time concerning any emails or electronic communications purporting to be about the support of those affected by the coronavirus or methods to keep yourself safe from the coronavirus.

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