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8 Phishing Lures Preying on Pandemic Panic

Phishing campaigns and scams are skyrocketing to take advantage of people concerned about COVID-19 impacts. Here are some key examples in action.
Government Relief Fund Scams
Forum-Posted Watering Holes
Malicious Infection Maps
Impersonation of Official Health Organizations
COVID-19 Testing Kit Scams
Face Masks and Medical Supplies
Coronavirus Tracking App Ransomware
DNS Hijacking Nudging to Phishing Sites
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There's no rest for the weary, especially not for cyber defenders protecting their colleagues, friends, and families from threats amid the COVID-19 crisis. Cybercriminals continue to put the screws to victims, adding onto their typically busy slate of attacks a host of new coronavirus-driven attacks. As with any global event or crisis, the bad guys are jumping on the opportunity to take advantage of fear, distraction, and interest in COVID-19 to craft particularly compelling scams. In particular, they've tailored their phishing lures to prey upon pandemic panic. Here are some examples that researchers have dug up over the past several months as the situation persists.

 
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