Q1 Quarterly Threats and Vulnerabilities Report 2020
Phishing email campaign abusing the fear of Coronavirus
Cybercriminals have been extensively leveraging the Coronavirus outbreak to trick people into downloading malware on their devices. With the Coronavirus outbreak reaching pandemic proportions, many directives and documents are floating around the internet, claiming to be state news and facts about the disease and even pointers on how to stay safe. A report by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky revealed these files are actually trojans and malware, masked in the headlining topic.
As people continue to be worried for their health, we may see more and more malware hidden inside fake documents about the Coronavirus being spread. The files being shared under the guise of Coronavirus are reportedly Trojans, ransomware and other malicious worms, which are capable of blocking a device, copying or modifying the data on a device, or even stealing them from a user’s folder. Kaspersky has also identified the most popular malware files being used by hackers globally.