CISA, the cybersecurity arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in a joint alert with the U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) warned the public about COVID-19 exploitation by malicious cyber actors. The notice cites a rise in phishing scams, via both email and SMS texting, that take advantage of the public’s desire for news on the coronavirus pandemic, usually offering an update on the virus which requires the user to click a link or open an attachment. Doing so allows the attacker to steal user credentials and/or deploy malware into the system.
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