SOCIAL ENGINEERING THREATS RISE AS CYBERCRIMINALS EXPLOIT COVID-19 PANIC AND DISINFORMATION
Mar. 24th, 2020
Cybercriminals are exploiting the fear and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 events to target people’s critical data or personal assets using sophisticated social engineering tactics.
Many threat actors are using the epidemic as a spam email theme. In a case out of Japan, threat actors using a thread-hijacking technique ultimately led victims to download.
As organizations are now being forced worldwide into the shelter-in-place paradigm, often without adequate IT support and know-how, the end-user working from home is even more at risk from phishing and other scams camouflaged as corporate or official communications.