COVID-19-Related Phishing Lingers, as New Attacks Use Vaccine Themes

Health IT Security

Jessica Davis

New reports from Armorblox and KnowBe4 show threat actors are continuing to prey on fears around the global COVID-19 pandemic, leveraging lures designed to increase the likelihood of success. The latest coronavirus-related phishing attacks use lures tied to vaccine availability.

Just as the coronavirus was deemed a national crisis, the number of phishing lures and related domains tied to the pandemic drastically spiked. And while the number of these phishing attacks died off by late May, many threat actors have continued their attempts to prey on virus-related fears.

The most recent COVID-19 spear-phishing and phishing campaigns targeted the workforce of...

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