Stimulus Payments Are Popular Leverage for Cyberattacks

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Kelly Sheridan

Global governments have responded to the coronavirus crisis with stimulus payments intended to help people and businesses. As these Economic Impact Payments roll out across the United States, criminals are launching malicious domains and phishing campaigns to target recipients.

Attackers have been trying to cash in on the COVID-19 pandemic since it started. Nearly one-fifth of phishing emails identified on the Gmail platform include coronavirus or COVID-19 in their content, Google reports. In the week of April 6 to 13, it found roughly 18 million emails were rejected per day because they preyed on ...

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