Hackers are sending phishing emails posing as the World Health Organization

Hackers are sending phishing emails posing as the World Health Organization with an attached file that downloads malware when clicked, Check Point Research said. The report also included the text of two emails soliciting donations for the WHO and the United Nations, but requesting that the donations be sent to “several known compromised” bitcoin wallets.

Google has observed donation scams in emails impersonating organizations like the WHO as well, and said that it saw more than 18 million daily malware and phishing emails related to COVID-19 in just one single week.

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