Phishing emails claim recipient has been infected with coronavirus

A new phishing campaign is using the fear of being infected as a way to spread malware, as spotted by security trainer KnowBe4.

Cybercriminals who specialize in phishing attacks have been exploiting the coronavirus for the past couple of months. These emails typically refer to COVID-19 in some way or impersonate certain health-related agencies such as the World Health Organization. But they all count on one factor--fear about the virus. Now, a new series of phishing emails have emerged that exploit an even bigger fear, that of actually catching the virus.

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Posted on April 1, 2020


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