Fake Zoom alerts and dodgy medical freebies among COVID-cracks detected by Taiwan’s CERT

From theregister.com

Taiwan’s CERT detected cyber-crooks impersonating medical authorities to attack the country’s tech industry during the early stages of the COVID pandemic.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the organisation noted an uptick in the number of attacks using malicious domain names to confuse victims, it said at the APNIC 50 conference. Hackers also impersonated trusted bodies such as the World Health Organisation or America’s Centers for Disease Control and sent phishing emails offering free protective equipment such as face masks.

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