Coronavirus-themed Cyber-attacks Records 30% Spike in One Week

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Coronavirus-themed Cyber-attacks Records 30% Spike in One Week

According to the latest report from Check Point Research, coronavirus-related cyber-attacks have increased by 30% compared with the previous weeks. These cyber-attacks encompass malicious websites with the word “corona” or “covid” in the domain name and files attached to coronavirus-related phishing emails. Phishing emails are impersonating organizations such as the World Health Organization  (WHO) and the United Nations.

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As per the research, two types of extortion emails purportedly sent from the WHO and the United Nations are asking victims to donate to COVID-19 funds.


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