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Coronavirus: be aware of scammers

Cybercriminals often try to capitalise on the latest news. It helps them trick unsuspecting users into engaging with them.
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Published 23 March
1 mins
While people across the globe are beginning to restrict their movements in hope of curbing the spread of the coronavirus, scammers and phishers are out in full force. They want to take advantage of the online demand for information about the pandemic.

Cyber researchers have reported the launch of a fake coronavirus threat map website to steal personal information from a panicked public. The new site joins a growing number of scams exploiting COVID-19, proving that while the world may be running out of hand sanitiser, criminals are not running out of new ways to exploit human fear and curiosity.

Victims who click on links or open attachments unknowingly activate malicious information-stealing software.

Examples of common phishing email subject lines to be aware of:

  • Corona is Spinning Out of Control…
  • Feeling Helpless Against Corona?
  • Military Source Exposes Shocking TRUTH About Coronavirus
  • Corona Virus is here, Are you ready?? (Learn how to survive…)
  • Get your Coronavirus Mask (or Vaccine, or Hand Sanitiser) while supplies last!

We encourage you to use reputable online sources such as the World Health Organization (WHO) or local government websites. Verify the authenticity of information shared via news websites, email and on social media – don’t get hooked by fake news.

Keep yourself safe

  • Always check the sender’s details in an email carefully
  • Always hover your mouse over links or buttons to see the true destination of where it is taking you to
  • Don’t click on links or open attachments in emails you aren’t expecting. Don’t let curiosity get the better of you – the email could contain malware
  • Only use reputable online sources for information.Don’t share information you haven’t verified
  • Look out for spoofed emails. Cybercriminals often pose as someone you trust

 

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