Microsoft: COVID-19-Related Cyberattacks, Phishing in Decline

Jessica Davis

COVID-19-related cyberattacks and phishing campaigns reached their peak in March and have since leveled off. Microsoft sheds light on these attacks and how to move forward.

Cyberattacks and phishing campaigns tied to COVID-19 reached their highest levels in March, and the rate of these attacks have drastically declined in recent weeks, according to Microsoft’s Threat Protection Intelligence Team.

What’s more, the number of these COVID-19-related attacks were relatively small compared to the overall number of phishing campaigns and cyberattacks amid the pandemic months.

Throughout the crisis, researchers and federal agencies have vigilantly released insights around COVID-19 fraud and phishing attacks, as well as...

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