Majority of COVID phishing attacks coming from US IP addresses, report finds


COVID-19 phishing emails have been bombarding inboxes since the virus began to spread in December and January. Cybercriminals have tried to push all kinds of scams to the masses using coronavirus-related topics, headers and organizations to get people to open malicious emails, files, or links. 
Complaints about phishing attacks have tripled since the concerns about COVID-19 became widespread, according to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center.
Cybersecurity company INKY pored through the months of coronavirus-themed phishing emails and compiled a report on where most of them were coming from, finding that the majority of IP addresses found in email headers originated from the United States. 

Read more…