Address bar flaw and big rise in spear-phishing shows why better defences are needed against Covid-19 cyber attacks

//Address bar flaw and big rise in spear-phishing shows why better defences are needed against Covid-19 cyber attacks

Address bar flaw and big rise in spear-phishing shows why better defences are needed against Covid-19 cyber attacks

Cybercriminals increased their rates of spear-phishing attacks by 667 per cent this year due to Covid-19 and online dependency, according to IT security company Barracuda Networks. Spear-phishing is a common online fraud whereby emails are sent from a known or trusted sender to induce targeted individuals to reveal confidential information. Coronavirus-themed malicious emails and fraudulent websites are tapping new trends in online shopping, communication and remote work by taking advantage…

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By | 2020-10-24T15:00:11+00:00 October 24th, 2020|Technology|Comments Off on Address bar flaw and big rise in spear-phishing shows why better defences are needed against Covid-19 cyber attacks