Ο coronavirus is one of the most important issues we are currently facing at global level. THE WHERE said yesterday that we are clearly talking about one global pandemic. The victims of the virus are many. The whole planet is constantly watching developments. Cybercriminals would not miss this opportunity to go astray. According to Sky News, some hackers send phishing emails into a professionals in the field of health, supposedly related to coronavirus.
According to Sky News, a copy of it has leaked e-mail sent to a large number of health care organizations. The email states that it comes from internal IT team every company.
The phishing email is entitled "To all staff: Coronary awareness". According to the email, "the organization is organizing a seminar for all staff to talk about this deadly virus." In the email, there is one link, which must be opened victims to do enrollment for their participation in the seminar.
The link leads the victims to one website that looks like Outlook Web App.
The head of data analysis at Mimecast, Kiri Addison, who revealed her scamsays it is one of the many attacks that have taken place since the coronavirus appeared. The attacks most probably come from "organized criminal gangs". However, the expert did not name them either hacking groups or the health care organizations affected.
According to Sky News, the coronavirus has caused a feeling of uncertainty and fear in the world. This is exactly what the hackers are exploiting.
Coronavirus-related scams are increasing day by day
Last week, the NFIB issued an emergency warning after detection 21 scams that took place in February. 10 of these scams targeted people who desperately wanted to buy masks for the face. The coronavirus has made it necessary use mask, especially for patients. However, there is a great shortage.
According to Carl Wearn, head of cybercrime at Mimecast, the more the coronavirus spreads, the more the phishing will increase attacks and the illegal activities of hackers.
Ms Addison urged citizens and health professionals to be careful with the emails they receive.
"We're constantly seeing people click on links and fall victim to phishing scams," he said. "Phishing is very effective."