Don’t you just love how a skilled social engineering con artist can use your triggers against you? Like dangling the idea of a new Covid Vaccine?
Don’t we all want a magic cure? Who wouldn’t click?
The pandemic has paved the way for a plethora of creative phishing attacks such as phony offers for free testing, claims that you have come in contact with an infected person, and even accusations that you have violated health and safety protocols.
Now scammers have introduced yet another Coronavirus-themed attack. Unfortunately, this time, they are taking advantage of the worldwide race to develop a vaccine.
The phishing email uses the subject line “URGENT INFORMATION LETTER: COVID-19 NEW APPROVED VACCINES”. Within the email, you are directed to download an attachment to view this letter. The attachment itself is named “Download_Covid 19 New approved vaccines.23.07.2020.exe”. If you were to download and open this file, you would find that it is actually a piece of malicious software designed to gather data such as usernames, passwords, and other sensitive information.
Don’t fall for their scams! Here are a few tips:
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