Capitalizing On Coronavirus Panic, Threat Actors Target Victims Worldwide
Recorded Future, March 12th, 2020
March 12, 2020,
Volume 264, Issue 2

Recorded Future investigated how threat actors are using the global disruptions caused by COVID-19 to further their cyber threat activities

"This research is targeted toward those who hope to understand the technical cybersecurity threats that have emerged from the spread of COVID-19.

Executive Summary

The emergence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the novel coronavirus that originated in late December 2019, has brought with it chaos in many different economic sectors - finance, manufacturing, and healthcare, to name a few. However, it has also originated a new cybersecurity threat, igniting a bevy of COVID-19-themed phishing lures and newly registered COVID-19-related domains. The technical threat surrounding COVID-19 primarily appears to be around phishing, with actors promising that attachments contain information about COVID-19...."

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