Published on April 23, 2020
Written by The Servion Group
One of the first attacks in mid-March arrived in the form of an email message from what appeared to be the World Health Organization, suggesting you read an attachment with official information on how to protect yourself from the coronavirus.
Clicking the file from this impersonator, however, downloaded a hidden installer to your computer that let cybercriminals have access to your data lifted from your keystrokes. The email phishing campaign is one of several coronavirus-related scams detailed recently by security firm Malwarebytes.
From mid-March forward, would-be criminals have created many different scams aimed at profiting from the coronavirus crisis. As detailed in USA Today:
You can cut down on your chances of falling victim to a cyberattack or phishing scam by doing a few simple things:
In a time when everyone is supposed to be working together to fight a common enemy, COVID-19, it's a sad reality that some people are seeking to exploit the situation for their own gain. But we can guard against these attempts by following these safety precautions.