Posted by - March 03, 2020

The Coronavirus outbreak has been spreading national fear, and cyber-criminals have found a way to exploit that. Cyber attacks through emails have been circulating by attackers falsely impersonating a trusted establishment – the World Health Organization. Hackers have created their own email campaign that is feed on public fear. The campaign uses conspiracy and indicates that the email contains information filled with unknown cures for the virus. When the victim presses on the attachment in the email, they are accepting a malware. One campaign even provides a DocuSign page where users enter their personal information in hopes of receiving further information regarding the secret cure. Another method uses a Microsoft Word attachment to redirect users to a fake Microsoft Office website where the World Health Organization name appears to give a sense of credibility.

The U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that the risk for the American Public regarding the Corona virus is quite low. If are afraid your staff is not prepared to handle cyber-security threats, OptfinITy can help keep your data safe. Give us a call at 703-790-0400 or email us at

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