Cyber hackers are taking advantage of the coronavirus outbreak by sending messages to victims spreading conspiracy theories about unpublished medicines and treatments, and by using the name of legitimate health organisations. This way, attackers are trying to steal information or distribute links to websites designed to steel identification information such as login credentials.
Here’s an example of a phishing email impersonating the World Health Organisation with an attachment that leads to the installation of malware
In recent months, many fraudulent sites have been identified as seeking to sell face masks, vaccines, and home virus detection kits.
How can I protect myself?