Sadly scammers are preying on the fears of individuals around the world as the coronavirus pandemic spreads. Right Click wants to educate you and arm you with the safety measures you need to protect yourself from Phishing COVID-19 scams.
Fake World Health Organization (WHO) Phishing Emails
A scammer pretending to be the World Health Organization sent out emails with malicious attachments. These email attachments can launch an attack on your computer, including dangerous malware, ransomware, or software designed to steal information or destroy data.
Fake CDC Phishing Email
An email pretending to be from the CDC, warning of new outbreaks of coronavirus in your area, is using links disguised as legitimate CDC sites to trick people into clicking, potentially unleashing malware, spyware, or taking them to a spoofed website and requesting personal or sensitive information.
Phony COVID-19 Test Results
A malicious hacker group has initiated a ransomware phishing campaign using coronavirus test results. Under this scam, individuals are receiving emails with a subject line claiming to be test results with an attachment link to open the sensitive medical record. Once clicked, malware is downloaded into the victim’s device.