Experts On Hackers Use Coronavirus To Spread Malware To Thousands Of Devices

In response to reports that a new Emotet malware targets victims using spam emails that contain malicious attachments under the guise of coronavirus reports, an expert commented below.

Experts Comments

February 03, 2020
Javvad Malik
Security Awareness Advocate
KnowBe4
After any major global event, disaster, or catastrophe, we see criminals piggy back onto the news cycle to try and get unsuspecting victims to click on links or download files in order to spread their malware. Last week we saw many criminals sending out malware exploiting the unfortunate helicopter crash which claimed the lives of Kobe Bryant, his daughter and several others. For users the best advice is to remain careful with anything relating to major news stories, emails, attachments, and .....Read More
After any major global event, disaster, or catastrophe, we see criminals piggy back onto the news cycle to try and get unsuspecting victims to click on links or download files in order to spread their malware. Last week we saw many criminals sending out malware exploiting the unfortunate helicopter crash which claimed the lives of Kobe Bryant, his daughter and several others. For users the best advice is to remain careful with anything relating to major news stories, emails, attachments, and social media, texts on your phone, anything! There will be a number of scams related to this, so please remember to Think Before You Click!  Read Less
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