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COVID-19 Cybercrime Digest

COVID-19 Cybercrime Digest

Opportunistic cybercriminals are wasting no time, and sticking to no morals, exploiting the fear of uncertainty that took over the globe. 

While the public is monitoring the news about the novel coronavirus, online terrorists are monitoring the prospects for their next attack. 

For that reason, StealthMail will aggregate the latest news covering the pandemic-related cyber attacks and occurrences and will update the feed continuously.

Please double-check every provided link by hovering over them with your mouse, or pressing on them, if reviewing on a smartphone.

April 9, 2020Hackers struggle morally and economically over Coronavirus (bleepingcomputer.com)
April 9, 2020UK and US Security Agencies Sound COVID-19 Threat Alert (bankinfosecurity.com)
April 9, 2020Working from home during the coronavirus pandemic creates new cybersecurity threats (theconversation.com)
April 8, 2020Cybersecurity In a Post-COVID-19 World (silicon.co.uk)
April 8, 2020Government Warning: These 2,500 COVID-19 Websites Pose A Threat To Your Online Safety (forbes.com)
April 8, 2020Microsoft: Under 2% of all daily malspam uses COVID-19 lures (zdnet.com)
April 8, 2020How Cyber Adversaries are Adapting to Exploit the Global Pandemic (secureworks.com)
April 8, 2020NTT offers free cyber services to Singapore hospitals battling Covid-19 (sg.channelasia.tech)
April 7, 2020WhatsApp makes it harder for you to forward some messages as it tries to slow coronavirus misinformation (zdnet.com)
April 7, 2020No COVID-19 Respite: Ransomware Keeps Pummeling Healthcare (bankinfosecurity.com)
April 7, 2020Europol arrests man for coronavirus business email scam peddling masks, sanitizer (zdnet.com)
April 7, 2020BEC gift card scams switch to online stores due to pandemic (bleepingcomputer.com)
April 7, 2020Spotting and blacklisting malicious COVID-19-themed sites (helpnetsecurity.com)
April 7, 2020Domain name registrar suspends 600 suspicious coronavirus websites (zdnet.com)
April 7, 2020Scammers try selling world's tallest statue as pandemic boosts India's cyber crime (straitstimes.com)
April 7, 2020COVID-19: Neutral backdrops, no pyjamas - strict rules for distance classes in UAE (gulfnews.com)
April 7, 2020Labor wonders how Australia would handle a cyber-corona outbreak (zdnet.com)
April 6, 2020FBI warns again of BEC scammers exploiting cloud email services (bleepingcomputer.com)
April 6, 20205 critical issues cybersecurity teams face with COVID-19 (securityinfowatch.com)
April 6, 2020Cybersecurity risks spike as COVID-19 forces city staff to go remote (smartcitiesdive.com)
April 6, 2020Coronavirus-related cyberattacks surge in Brazil (zdnet.com)
April 6, 2020Darknet market takes a stand against coronavirus scammers (cryptopolitan.com)
April 6, 2020Tackling Coronavirus Leaves Many Vulnerable To Another Virus: Cyberattacks (forbes.com)
April 6, 2020Coronavirus: Scammers posing as doctors and health officials target Kiwis (newshub.co.nz)
April 6, 2020What the new coronavirus can teach us about network security (ameinfo.com)
April 5, 2020Coronavirus: Cyber criminals threaten to hold hospitals to ransom - Interpol (news.sky.com)
April 5, 2020Microsoft Issues Cybersecurity Risk Warning and Offers Help to Hospitals During COVID-19 Crisis (jdsupra.com)
April 5, 2020Can AI stop hackers using coronavirus? (livemint.com)
April 5, 2020Cybersecurity concerns rise during coronavirus pandemic (delawarepublic.org)
April 4, 2020Coronavirus pandemic generates new fraud strains: COVID-19 scams on computers, smartphones (usatoday.com)
April 4, 20204 Tech Industries Positioned to Weather the Coronavirus Crisis (fool.com)
April 4, 2020Sophisticated COVID-19–Based Phishing Attacks Leverage PDF Attachments and SaaS to Bypass Defenses (securityboulevard.com)
April 4, 2020Enlisting tech to fight coronavirus sparks surveillance fears (thehill.com)
April 3, 2020Google rolls back Chrome privacy feature due to COVID-19 (zdnet.com)
April 3, 2020Catching the virus cybercrime, disinformation and the COVID-19 pandemic (europol.europa.eu)
April 3, 2020Web skimming attacks not expected to intensify during COVID-19 quarantines (zdnet.com)
April 3, 2020CFOs Plan To Permanently Shift Significant Numbers Of Employees To Work Remotely — Survey (forbes.com)
April 3, 2020Spearphishing Campaign Exploits COVID-19 To Spread Lokibot Infostealer (threatpost.com)
April 3, 2020Human rights groups warn governments of privacy laws when tracking COVID-19 (zdnet.com)
April 3, 2020Healthcare Providers See Surge in Ransomware Attacks in Europe, U.S. (insurancejournal.com)
April 2, 2020Anonymous Collocation Discovery: Harnessing Privacy to Tame the Coronavirus (arxiv.org - PDF)*
April 2, 2020Cyber Attack Disrupts COVID-19 Payouts: Hackers Take Down Italian Social Security Site (forbes.com)
April 2, 2020Microsoft Issues Cybersecurity Risk Warning and Offers Help to Hospitals During COVID-19 Crisis (natlawreview.com)
April 2, 2020Coronavirus: Hackers are now launching dozens of email scams each day (zdnet.com)
April 2, 2020COVID-19 Cybersecurity for Remote Teams (securityboulevard.com)
April 2, 2020Coronavirus: Israeli spyware firm pitches to be Covid-19 saviour (bbc.com)
April 2, 2020There's now COVID-19 malware that will wipe your PC and rewrite your MBR (zdnet.com)
April 2, 2020World Economic Forum Releases Guide on Protecting from Cyberattacks during COVID-19 (securitymagazine.com)
April 1, 2020COVID-19 Impacts Cybersecurity – The Fallout Will Be Realized After It’s All Done (enterprisetalk.com)
April 1, 2020Coronavirus: Microsoft directly warns hospitals, 'Fix your vulnerable VPN appliances' (zdnet.com)
April 1, 2020Hackers Target Australians with Phishing Attacks Amid COVID-19 Crisis (cisomag.com)
April 1, 2020Why COVID-19 makes the case to get rid of passwords (weforum.org)
April 1, 2020Chinese COVID-19 disinformation campaigns commenced as early as January: Stanford (zdnet.com)
April 1, 2020COVID-19 the biggest ever cyber security threat to hit businesses (propertywire.com)
April 1, 2020More than 80% of cyber threats involve COVID-19 (technologydecisions.com.au)
March 31, 2020How COVID-19 is affecting online traffic – And other graphs (securityboulevard.com)
March 31, 2020What Needs To Be In A CIO's Communication Framework For COVID-19 (forbes.com)
March 31, 2020FTC Ramps up COVID-19 Activity After Improving its Data Security Enforcement Orders (privacylaw.proskauer.com)
March 31, 2020When robots get sick: Hackers spread coronavirus online (112.international)
March 31, 2020COVID-19 Shows the Importance of Protecting Availability (securityboulevard.com)
March 31, 2020Email attacks up 667% following rise of COVID-19 worldwide (securitybrief.asia)
March 30, 2020Coronavirus: Now COVID-19 phishing scammers face 'rapid-response' crackdown (zdnet.com)
March 30, 2020Banking Malware Spreading via COVID-19 Relief Payment Phishing (bleepingcomputer.com)
March 30, 2020How to protect yourself from cyberattacks when working from home during COVID-19 (weforum.org)
March 30, 202080% of cyber threat landscape uses COVID-19 as leverage - report (securitybrief.co.nz)
March 30, 2020Cyber volunteers needed to help protect our health services during the Coronavirus outbreak (grahamcluley.com)
March 30, 2020UK's ICO Says Mobile Tracking is Legal During COVID-19 Crisis (bleepingcomputer.com)
March 30, 2020RDP and VPN use skyrocketed since coronavirus onset (zdnet.com)
March 30, 2020COVID-19 phishing and email scams surge in Australia (techwireasia.com)
March 30, 2020Zeus Sphinx Trojan Awakens Amidst Coronavirus Spam Frenzy (securityintelligence.com)
March 30, 2020COVID-19 pandemic adversely affects digital rights in the Balkans (globalvoices.org)
March 30, 2020Providing mission-critical services amid COVID-19 is India's greatest IT challenge yet (zdnet.com)
March 29, 2020Internet Censorship During COVID-19 Is Threat To Cryptocurrencies And Liberty (forbes.com)
March 29, 2020Cyber chief's warning as hackers target PM's Covid fund (economictimes.indiatimes.com)
March 29, 2020Phishing Attack Says You're Exposed to Coronavirus, Spreads Malware (bleepingcomputer.com)
March 29, 2020New Coronavirus Scam Urges Users to Trade in Bitcoin and Earn Millions (cyware.com)
March 28, 2020A mysterious hacker group is eavesdropping on corporate email and FTP traffic (zdnet.com)
March 28, 2020COVID-19: CERT-In says spurt in cyberattacks on personal comps since 'work from home' protocol began (ciso.economictimes.indiatimes.com)
March 27, 2020ACSC issues warning around coronavirus-themed malicious cyber activity (zdnet.com)
March 27, 2020Domain Registrars Take Action Against Fraudulent COVID-19 Websites (infosecurity-magazine.com)
March 27, 2020FTC Warns VoIP Providers to Stop Facilitating Coronavirus Scams (bleepingcomputer.com)
March 27, 2020Scammers Target U.S. Troops with Fake COVID-19 Tests (hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com)
March 27, 2020Covid-19 crisis sees Tenable put plan for new Dublin docklands HQ ‘on hold’ (irishtimes.com)
March 27, 2020COVID-19 pandemic shows we must reduce our blind spots to risk (thejakartapost.com)
March 27, 2020Cyber crime threat advice updated over coronavirus scams (brisbanetimes.com.au)
March 26, 2020Ryuk Ransomware Keeps Targeting Hospitals During the Pandemic (bleepingcomputer.com)
March 26, 2020Amid Coronavirus, CISA and NIST Issue Guidelines to Boost Federal Telecommuting (nextgov.com)
March 26, 2020Hackers target mobile users in Italy and Spain, taking advantage of coronavirus hot spots (cyberscoop.com)
March 26, 2020Canada’s Cyber Defense and World CTI League Fight Against COVID-19 Cyberattacks (cisomag.com)
March 26, 2020COVID-19 Will Apparently Not Delay CCPA Enforcement (jdsupra.com)
March 26, 2020The Short-Term Impact of #COVID19 on the Cybersecurity Industry (infosecurity-magazine.com)
March 26, 2020Ginp Banking Trojan Lures Android Users Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak (cisomag.com)
March 26, 20205 things SMB IT departments should do to survive the impact of COVID-19 (techrepublic.com)
March 26, 2020COVID-19 Pandemic Drives Spike in Phishing Attacks (securityboulevard.com)
March 26, 2020D-Link and Linksys routers hacked to point users to coronavirus-themed malware (zdnet.com)
March 25, 2020The Unique Dangers Posed by #COVID19 Phishing Scams (infosecurity-magazine.com)
March 25, 2020Cyber security volunteers protect Australian healthcare in COVID-19 crisis (csoonline.com)
March 25, 2020COVID-19 puts corporate WFH capabilities to the test (scmagazine.com)
March 25, 2020World Health Organization, Facebook, Microsoft team up in COVID-19 hackathon (zdnet.com)
March 25, 2020Coronavirus: NHS delays healthcare security audit amid heightened cyber risk (portswigger.net)
March 25, 2020Android Malware Takes Payment for ‘Coronavirus Finder’ Map (infosecurity-magazine.com)
March 25, 2020Senator sounds alarm on cyber threats to internet connectivity during coronavirus crisis (thehill.com)
March 25, 2020Pentagon prepares for possibility of global coronavirus ‘chaos’ (flightglobal.com)
March 25, 2020Tech companies’ role in local authorities response to Covid-19 (information-age.com)
March 25, 2020Coronavirus hackers face the wrath of the cybersecurity community (verdict.co.uk)
March 24, 2020TeamViewer Stops Commercial Use Checks in Coronavirus-Affected Regions (bleepingcomputer.com)
March 24, 2020Hackers Are Taking Over Twitter Accounts to Advertise Face Masks (vice.com)
March 24, 2020This team wants to teach your kids cybersecurity while they're home from school (cyberscoop.com)
March 24, 2020Coronavirus Cybersecurity: Scams To Watch Out For (securityboulevard.com)
March 24, 2020NewsGuard drops its paywall to combat coronavirus misinformation (zdnet.com)
March 24, 2020The Effect Of Coronavirus (COVID-19) On Directors And Officers (D&O) Insurance (jdsupra.com)
March 24, 2020WHO Targeted in Espionage Attempt, COVID-19 Cyberattacks Spike (threatpost.com)
March 24, 2020White-hat hackers join Covid-control initiative (scmagazineuk.com)
March 24, 2020White House pushes for more telework as first DOD contractor dies because of COVID-19 (zdnet.com)
March 24, 2020Philippines urges hospitals to guard against cyberattacks (news.abs-cbn.com)
March 23, 2020Exclusive: Elite hackers target WHO as coronavirus cyberattacks spike (reuters.com)
March 23, 2020HHS.gov Open Redirect Used by Coronavirus Phishing to Spread Malware (bleepingcomputer.com)
March 23, 2020Fake “Corona Antivirus” distributes BlackNET remote administration tool (blog.malwarebytes.com)
March 23, 2020Virginia Forms Coronavirus Fraud Taskforce (infosecurity-magazine.com)
March 23, 2020New York asks domain registrars to crack down on sites used for coronavirus scams (zdnet.com)
March 23, 2020How to stay protected from a cyberattack while working from home (fox4now.com)
March 23, 2020China borrowing Russian tactics to spread coronavirus disinformation (cyberscoop.com)
March 23, 2020COVID-19 ‘Vaccine’ Seller First To Be Busted In Crackdown On Vile Coronavirus Scams (forbes.com)
March 23, 2020An APT exploits coronavirus to spread malware (pandasecurity.com)
March 23, 2020Our post-coronavirus future: 7 ways the tech and services industry could be transformed (zdnet.com)
March 23, 2020Canada's cyber spies taking down sites as battle against COVID-19 fraud begins (cbc.ca)
March 23, 2020Coronavirus: WHO sees rise in cyberattack attempts by hackers, official says (globalnews.ca)
March 23, 2020Hackers Hijack Routers’ DNS to Spread Malicious COVID-19 Apps (bleepingcomputer.com)
March 23, 2020Cisco commits $225 million to battle coronavirus, leading tech’s fight against the pandemic (fortune.com)
March 22, 2020Coronavirus is changing how we work. Online scammers are taking advantage (abc.net.au)
March 22, 2020Hackers Continue to Exploit the COVID-19 Pandemic in Malicious Campaigns (blog.sensecy.com)
March 20, 2020US, Israel, South Korea, and China look at intrusive surveillance solutions for tracking COVID-19 (zdnet.com)
March 20, 2020Extortion Emails Threaten to Infect Your Family With Coronavirus (bleepingcomputer.com)
March 20, 2020FTC Warns of New Coronavirus-Oriented Scams (nextgov.com)
March 20, 2020Account takeover and data scraping attacks on e-retailers up as COVID-19 surges (scmagazine.com)
March 20, 2020Ransomware Gangs to Stop Attacking Health Orgs During Pandemic (bleepingcomputer.com)
March 20, 2020Phishing in the Time of COVID-19: How to Recognize Malicious Coronavirus Phishing Scams (eff.org)
March 20, 2020Maze Ransomware Continues to Hit Healthcare Units amid Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak (hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com)
March 20, 2020WHO Chief Impersonated in Phishing to Deliver HawkEye Malware (bleepingcomputer.com)
March 19, 2020Hackers Promise 'No More Healthcare Cyber Attacks' During COVID-19 Crisis (forbes.com)
March 19, 2020Coronavirus and climate change reveal systemic risk for third parties (zdnet.com)
March 19, 2020Coronavirus Sets the Stage for Hacking Mayhem (wired.com)
March 19, 2020Is APT27 Abusing COVID-19 To Attack People?!  (securityaffairs.co)
March 19, 2020Venture funding in security startups is falling. Don't blame the coronavirus  (cyberscoop.com)
March 19, 2020Mass move to work from home in coronavirus crisis creates opening for hackers: cyber experts (reuters.com)
March 18. 2020COVID-19 Map Malware Can Spy On You Through Your Android Microphone And Camera  (forbes.com)
March 18. 2020Coronavirus now possibly largest-ever cyber security threat (computerweekly.com)
March 18. 2020Trickbot, Emotet Malware Use Coronavirus News to Evade Detection (bleepingcomputer.com)
March 18. 2020Thousands of COVID-19 scam and malware sites are being created on a daily basis (zdnet.com)
March 18, 2020COVID-19: With everyone working from home, VPN security has now become paramount  (zdnet.com)
March 18, 2020Coronavirus fraud warnings as Britons lose £800,000 since outbreak arrived (independent.co.uk)
March 17, 2020CovidLock ransomware exploits coronavirus with malicious Android app (techrepublic.com)
March 17, 2020US waives potential health privacy penalties during coronavirus crisis (cnet.com)
March 17, 2020Nation-Backed Hackers Spread Crimson RAT via Coronavirus Phishing (bleepingcomputer.com)
March 17, 2020Threat actors play on people’s desire to help cure Coronavirus (scmagazine.com)
March 17, 2020Fake WiseCleaner website spreading CoronaVirus ransomware (hackread.com)
March 17, 2020Israel is tracking phone location data to fight COVID-19, reports say (cnet.com)
March 16, 2020Foreign hackers blamed for disinformation campaign over coronavirus (sfgate.com)
March 16, 2020The Internet is drowning in COVID-19-related malware and phishing scams (arstechnica.com)
March 16, 2020Cyber-Attack Hits U.S. Health Agency Amid Covid-19 Outbreak (bloomberg.com)
March 14, 2020List of Free Software and Services During Coronavirus Outbreak (bleepingcomputer.com)
March 14, 2020Elite Hackers Are Using Coronavirus Emails to Set Traps (wired.com)
March 13, 2020Coronavirus Tracking App is ransomware; locks phones for ransom (hackread.com)
March 13, 2020State-sponsored hackers are now using coronavirus lures to infect their targets  (zdnet.com)
March 13, 2020Ancient Tortoise BEC Scammers Launch Coronavirus-Themed Attack (bleepingcomputer.com)
March 13, 2020Czech hospital hit by cyberattack while in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak (zdnet.com)
March 13, 2020Coronavirus-Themed APT Attack Spreads Malware (threatpost.com)
March 12, 2020Vicious Panda: The COVID Campaign (research.checkpoint.com)
March 12, 2020Coronavirus Scam Alert: Watch Out For These Risky COVID-19 Websites And Emails (forbes.com)
March 12, 2020New CoronaVirus Ransomware Acts as Cover for Kpot Infostealer (bleepingcomputer.com)
March 11, 2020Beware of 'Coronavirus Maps' – It's a malware infecting PCs to steal passwords (thehackernews.com)
March 9, 2020Spying concerns raised over Iran's official COVID-19 detection app (zdnet.com)
March 7, 2020NULLCON Stresses Need for International Cooperation to Mitigate New Threat Vectors (cisomag.com)
March 7, 2020Data-Stealing FormBook Malware Preys on Coronavirus Fears (bleepingcomputer.com)
March 7, 2020Phishers impersonate WHO, exploit coronavirus-related anxiety (helpnetsecurity.com)
March 6, 2020Coronavirus Danger Now Includes Fraud Scams, U.K. Police Say  (bloomberg.com)
March 6, 2020TrickBot Malware Targets Italy in Fake WHO Coronavirus Emails (bleepingcomputer.com)
March 4, 2020Attackers Taking Advantage of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Media Frenzy (fortinet.com)
March 3, 2020Fake news on COVID-19 shared far more than CDC, WHO reports (zdnet.com)
February 27, 2020As Coronavirus Spreads, So Does Covid-19 Themed Malware (bleepingcomputer.com)
February 24, 2020Coronavirus could be a ‘catalyst’ for China to boost its mass surveillance machine (cnbc.com)
February 17, 2020World Health Organization Warns of Coronavirus Phishing Attacks (bleepingcomputer.com)
February 11, 2020FTC Warns of Ongoing Scams Using Coronavirus Bait  (marsecreview.com)
February 3, 2020Coronavirus Phishing Attack Infects US, UK Inboxes (darkreading.com)
February 1, 2020Coronavirus Phishing Attacks Are Actively Targeting the US  (bleepingcomputer.com)
January 31, 2020Malware disguised as files containing information on coronavirus reaches web (news.yahoo.com)
January 29, 2020Emotet Uses Coronavirus Scare to Infect Japanese Targets  (bleepingcomputer.com)
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