The other virus threat: Surge in COVID-themed cyberattacks

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Wed, 2020-03-18 05:47

WASHINGTON: It may look like an email from a supervisor with an attachment on the new “work from home policy.” But it could be a cleverly designed scheme to hack into your network.
The abrupt move of millions of people to working remotely has sparked an unprecedented volume of attacks to trick people into giving up credentials to attackers, according to security researchers.
“We’ve never seen anything like this,” said Sherrod DeGrippo, head of threat research for the security firm Proofpoint.

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