COVID-19 Scam Roundup – May 11, 2020


Digital attacks continue to exploit coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) as part of their malicious operations. On May 5, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) along with the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) published a joint alert in which they revealed that they had witnessed APT actors targeting local governments, academia and pharmaceutical companies. Investigators determined that these nefarious individuals were intent on stealing research data into a vaccine along with intellectual property for “commercial and state benefit.”

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