COVID-19 Scam Roundup – March 30, 2020


David Bisson

Many in the digital security community are coming together to combat malicious actors during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) global outbreak. One of the most visible of these new efforts is the COVID-19 CTI League. Made up of approximately 400 volunteers living in approximately 40 countries, the COVID-19 CTI League is working to block attackers from health care organizations and other medical facilities at this juncture. Reuters reports that the threat intelligence collective is also looking to preventing lowly phishers and fraudsters from capitalizing on people’s fears surrounding the outbreak. It’s not an easy fight. New coronavirus-themed phishing attacks and scams spring up daily. But raising awareness is key. Towards that end, let’s discuss some of the scams that made headlines this week ...

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