COVID-19 Phishing Scheme Spreads AgentTesla Trojan

Prajeet Nair

A global phishing campaign that purports to offer information about surgical masks and other personal protective equipment for use during the COVID-19 pandemic is infecting victims' devices with the AgentTesla remote access Trojan, according to researchers at Area 1 Security.

The campaign, which appears to have started in May, uses phishing emails that spoof messages from chemical manufacturers as well as import/export businesses, preying on fears of shortages of face masks and forehead thermometers during the pandemic, according to the report.

The fraudsters apparently are...

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