Coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak has terrified people all over the world. Global Tourist movement saw a decline due to new coronaviruscases popping up in different countries. Scammers saw this as an opportunity & initiated coronavirus phishing attacksto steal personal data.
Security researchers from a leading cyber security firm discovered the cyber attack which is a variant of email phishing scams. Criminals impersonate WHO officials & issue fraud and false statements in the email stating a COVID-19 alert or safety precautions. Accessing such emails laden with malicious links & attachments will result in exposing your precious information like usernames & passwords to hackers.
WHO has already declared COVID-19 as a Global Public Health Emergency & issued safety precautions on their official website. However, scammers are utilizing the scepticism surrounding coronavirus. Thus, they are running a phishing campaign which lures people into exposing their data for “so-called safety instructions” against coronavirus. Read on to know more about the coronavirus scam alert.
What are the coronavirus phishing attacks?