HomesecurityWHO warns of phishing attacks on coronavirus

WHO warns of phishing attacks on coronavirus

Ο World Health Organization (WHO) warns people all over the world about a new one Phishing campaign who uses it coronavirus to get the attention of the victims. According to the organization, the attackers send phishing emails claiming to come from the WHO. Target is η theft information and money of the victims and h malware installation at Appliances their.

"The Criminals represent WHO to steal money or delinquents informationSays the United Nations agency on coronavirus fraud.

WHO has learned about phishing emails that are trying to take advantage of the critical situation with the coronavirus.

Phishing emails are supposedly sent by people in the organization and ask for them victims to provide some personal information such as usernames and passwords access. These items are usually fake sites, which are led through links in the email. The attackers may also ask the victims to open malicious attachments containing malicious payloads.

How to protect yourself from phishing campaign on him coronavirus?

"If you contact a person or organization that appears to come from the WHO, check its authenticity before you answer ", says the WHO.

How is this done?

  1. Check it out email adress- WHO addresses use the template.
  2. Check them out left-wing contained in the emai. Do not open the link directly. Check it out at browser you.
  3. Never give out your personal information to third parties
  4. Do not panic. Think before you do anything. Attackers aim to stress you out and make you act immediately, without thinking.
  5. If you provide sensitive information, do not panic. Change them immediately credentials your
  6. If you perceive a scam, report the incident to the address

Hackers are always finding ways to exploit emergencies. The WHO had said at the end of January that the situation with the new coronavirus was critical.

Phishing campaigns

At the beginning of the month, its security team Sophos discovered phishing emails from this campaign, which were allegedly containing attachments related to meters security for coronavirus.

The attackers were asking the victims to lower the attachment to him computer by clicking on a button that says "Security Measures". This "click" led them to a phishing page.

This page appeared as the official site of the WHO. There was a pop up in front of him asking for his verification e-mail.

When users enter their username and password code and clicked the "Verify" button, their credentials were sent to one server controlled by the invaders.

AgentTesla Trojan-phishing campaign-COVID-19

In the last two months a lot has been accomplished hacking and pishing attacks that exploit the coronavirus. In late January, a campaign used this theme to spread the word Emotet malware.

Other researchers have found attacks which used Remote Access Trojan (RAT), Trojan, stealer / keylogger and wiper.

Lastly, the coronavirus has been used for realization misinformation campaigns.

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