According to Knowbe4, as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the bad guys are finding terribly creative ways to exploit you.
The newest phishing scam is an email that appears to be from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
The email has an emotion provoking subject line:
“NOTICE OF CLOSING YOUR FACILITY AND DISINFECT NG THE AREA – BY NCDC WH 20982 COV-19 Due To Recent Corona Virus COVID-19 Pandemic.”
You’re told to download an attachment which is “supposedly” a letter from the CDC claiming that they will shut down your facility. If you download the file, you’d find that it is actually a malicious program with malware created to gain access to your company’s sensitive information.
Do not be fooled!
How to avoid scams like this:
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