The industry is seeing heightened activity pertaining to COVID-19 themed malware that is proliferating on the internet. Counterfeit websites and email phishing campaigns are leveraging public fear of and interest in the COVID-19 pandemic to spread malware that can infect corporate and personal systems.
As staff use the internet to search out status and information on the COVID-19 world situation, they may be redirected to sites that can cause a malware infection. Further, phishing campaigns and email attachments that may look like a legitimate correspondence from executives regarding the COVID-19 situation should be scrutinized.
We encourage companies to make their people aware of this situation and be wary of any email attachments, suspicious website redirections and unauthorized email in general.