The COVID-19 Cyber Threat Coalition shows that not only is threat intelligence-sharing possible, but we thrive with it
As we’ve seen time and again, cybercriminals will use any tragic event to take advantage of people when they are emotionally vulnerable. Many anticipated cybercriminal activity to ramp up to exploit a global pandemic. However, COVID-19-themed attacks sprang forward with a speed and scale that was unlike anything we’ve seen before.
Beginning in early February we started to see hundreds to thousands of coronavirus-related websites appear daily. In mid-March, we also uncovered ransomware masquerading as an Android app called “COVID19 Tracker,” showing that cybercriminals were attempting to use every channel of malware distribution at their disposal.