Phishing attacks are on the rise. One corporate security intelligence group discovered that 20,000 newly registered website domains use the word ‘coronavirus’. Of these sites, 17% were deemed suspicious or malicious.
Recently, Microsoft’s security intelligence team has warned of a dangerous, emerging phishing campaign.
In an email that’s allegedly from Johns Hopkins University, users see what looks like a coronavirus related phishing report.
After reading the email, users are instructed to open an attachment. This leads to the installation of a remote access tool that enables hackers to access and run users’ PCs.
In an email disguised as a coronavirus phishing report that’s allegedly from Johns Hopkins University, users are instructed to open an attachment.
Opening the attachment leads to the installation and enablement of a remote access tool that hackers can use to access and run users’ PCs.
To ensure that your employees, professors, researchers or students do not fall victim to this scam, share the news and hire an independent firm to assess the safety of your population’s security set ups. They’ll also be able to provide helpful tips and tricks to keep users safe online.
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