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hackers exploiting the pandemic to conduct more attacks according to a report

The hackers are back at exploiting the pandemic to conduct more attacks, according to a report. For the last few weeks due to the latest Omicron variant, the demand of Covid-19 tests increases.

The phishing attacks relating to Covid test have increased by 521 percent. According to researchers from Barracuda Networks, a cloud-enabled security solutions provider since early October 2021.

This Covid have increased number of victims by the scammers have opting different tactics to get the attention of the victims.

These scammers have generated fake notifications of unpaid orders of Covid tests are sent to the victims. They have provided a PayPal account to receive payments to complete the purchase of Rapid Covid Test.

The scammer has been impersonating healthcare workers and lab test providers as legitimate employees to share fake test results. These venomous fraudsters have digged out a long ways into it.

These scammers hacked the health association and organizations staff communications over phone or in other ways to imitate their preaching to cheat the poor peoples. With the specific details they are attacking.

The cybercriminal has impersonated Barracuda’s research HR department file and hosted on the phishing site for stealing the employee credentials.

The hacker racket has trained them so much that they have also impersonating the Office 365 logo and stating that the document has already been scanned for virus.

“It is crucial to stay mindful while clicking on suspicious links or opening attachments in these unexpected emails and divulging any personal information when seeking a test, regardless of it being a legitimate site,” he added.

The scammer has adapted all means of hacking, email tactics bypass Gateway and spam filters ,it is becoming critical to detect and protect ourselves from these spear – phishing attacks, including brand impersonation, business and email compromise, and email account take over.

It is very much needed to implement artificial intelligence that can detect the malicious activity, it can also help the account from getting compromised, alert user in real – time, and remove those.

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