Phishing is a Popular Hobby for Coronavirus Scammers

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In these strange times, increasing numbers of us are confined to the home with little but our concerns for neighbours and loved ones, and hopefully some work, to keep us going. But those with an entrepreneurial spirit and complete moral bankruptcy really are going all out to make sure that their criminal chums or their state-level paymasters profit from this crisis at the expense of the rest of us.

This pandemic really does provide a golden opportunity ...

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Recognizing and Beating the Coronavirus Scammers

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If the internet is to be believed, up to 10% of the world’s population are in quarantine, or at least in lockdown, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.  That’s a few hundred in the US, the same in Europe, a few thousand in a ship off the coast of Japan, oh and about 760 million people in China!

On the face of it, that’s quite scary. ...

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Cyber criminals capitalize on news of Boston bombing

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Cyber criminals remain indifferent and insensitive to events showcased on the national stage, such as the bombings at the Boston marathon on April 15, 2013. Since the event, the Dell SecureWorks CTU(TM) research team has been monitoring the Waledac/Kelihos botnet, which has begun distributing spam claiming to provide information about the bombing (see Figure 1). The email messages contain a single malicious link and entice victims to click the link for more information.

 

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