We continue to see increased COVID-19 phishing scams and sometimes they even use official government names in an attempt to hook you.
The Centristic threat analysis and research team investigated a breach that exposed a new tactic that threat actors are using to rapidly and effectively gain access to Office 365 accounts.
Phishing is a popular form of cybercrime because of how effective it is. Cybercriminals have been successful using emails, text messages, or direct messages on social media to get people to respond with their personal information. The best defense is awareness and knowing what to look for.
We knew that any type of newsworthy topic was going to give cybercriminals so much opportunity – and COVID-19 gave them so much bang for the buck. Just because this was something affecting the world in a detrimental way would never be reason enough for hackers to take a break.