Coronavirus Attacks Aim to Spread Malware Infection
Security experts are warning of new phishing campaigns designed to capitalize on global fears of the fast-spreading coronavirus.
Last week saw the first reported UK infections of the virus, known for now as 2019-nCoV, after it spread around the world from an epicenter in Wuhan, China. Concerns persist over whether the true extent of the virus, which is said to have a mortality rate of 2%, has been downplayed by Beijing.
True to form, cyber-criminals are looking to exploit the widespread hunger for news about the outbreak by using it as a phishing lure.
Mimecast has detected one such campaign, with emails titled “Singapore Specialist: Corona Virus Safety Measures.”Read more