Cyber criminals are tailoring coronavirus related phishing and malware attacks to make them more effective at targeting victims in certain locations around the world, even as attackers continue to distribute millions of malicious spam emails every single day.
Google Cloud has detailed how the past month has seen the emergence of regional hotspots for Covid-19 related cyber attacks.
While attackers are sending these messages out, Google notes that 99.9% of spam campaigns claiming to be from governments or Google are automatically blocked by filters. The company said it has put proactive monitoring in place for COVID-19 related malware and phishing across its systems and workflows.
Last month, Google said it was seeing 18 million malware and phishing emails a day.