Cyber-criminals exploit the fear around the COVID-19 pandemic

Police from across the EU have reported an increase in shopping scams, phishing, ransomware, fraud, mobile malware and most notably teleworking vulnerabilities.

A case in point is the UK. In mid-April – when the country was on the absolute front line in its fight against Covid-19 – the country’s National Cyber Security Centre was forced to take decisive against the rapidly rising tide of Coronavirus-related scams and phishing emails hitting people’s inboxes.

At one point during the same month, Google reported 18 million Covid-related scam emails in one single day.

It’s blatantly clear that cyber-criminals have no moral code and they actually thrive off the fear and panic to making money.

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