Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the coronavirus (COVID-19) to scam people with phishing emails. They’re using scare tactics and often pretending to be reputable brands and organizations to fool people.
Phishing is a type of cybercrime that targets individuals by email, telephone, or text message. Phishers lure individuals into providing data such as personal information, banking and credit card details, and passwords — usually by clicking on a malicious link or attachment.
Many of us may have questions and concerns about the virus and cybercriminals are exploiting that by sending emails branded to look like they are from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).