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Recent Scams Article: Exploiting the Coronavirus: Fear of Infection


Posted on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 in Recent News

The newest Coronavirus-themed phishing attack may be the most ruthless yet. The cybercriminals are sending emails that appear to be from a hospital and warn that you have been exposed to the virus through contact with a colleague, friend, or family member. Attached to the email is a “pre-filled” form to download and take with you to the hospital. Don’t be fooled. The attachment is actually a sophisticated piece of malware. This threat relies on panic and fear to bypass rational thinking. Don’t give in!

Remember to stay vigilant:

  • Think before you click. The bad guys rely on impulsive clicking.
  • Never download an attachment from an email you weren’t expecting.
  • Even if the sender appears to be from a familiar organization, the email address could be spoofed.
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