Coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak has terrified people all over the world. Global Tourist movement saw a decline due to new coronavirus cases popping up in different countries. Scammers saw this as an opportunity & initiated coronavirus phishing attacks to 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.
Follow these phishing prevention techniques to ensure total protection of your data. WHO has also provided useful links to report such scammers & mitigate the menace of Coronavirus Phishing Attacks.
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