Be aware: Do not click on COVID-19 links that come from unsolicited emails.
Fake Stimulus Checks
Mar. 23. The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is warning users of a new ongoing phishing attack that uses fake government economic stimulus checks as bait to steal personal information from potential victims.
Be aware of phishing emails asking you to verify your personal information to receive an economic stimulus check from the government. Government agencies are not sending unsolicited emails seeking your private information in order to send you money.
Fake World Health Organization and Center for Disease Control Emails:
Fake Maps Hosting Malware:
We advise caution when receiving unsolicited offers for free software.
For more information on these types of attacks:
- World Health Organization Warns of Coronavirus Phishing Attacks https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/world-health-organization-warns-of-coronavirus-phishing-attacks/
- NCOV ransomware Removal Guide https://www.2-remove-virus.com/ncov-ransomware-removal-2/
- FTC Warns of Ongoing Scams Using Coronavirus Bait https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ftc-warns-of-ongoing-scams-using-coronavirus-bait/
- Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices (HICP): Managing Threats and Protecting Patients publication https://healthsectorcouncil.org/hhs-and-hscc-release-voluntary-cybersecurity-practices-for-the-health-industry/
- Hackers Hijack Routers’ DNS to Spread Malicious COVID-19 Apps
- Netwalker Ransomware Infecting Users via Coronavirus Phishing
- Fake “Corona Antivirus” distributes BlackNET remote administration tool
- MalwareHunterTeam identifies Coronavirus themed @Airbnb phishing [TWEET]
- Coronavirus-related digital fraud: 22% of Americans targeted