Windows 10: Coronavirus Cybercrime Scams

Discus and support Coronavirus Cybercrime Scams in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; *This thread has been created to provide information awareness and hopefully some guidance at time of writing. As things evolve there will likely be... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by bhringer, Mar 20, 2020.

  1. bhringer Win User

    Coronavirus Cybercrime Scams


    *This thread has been created to provide information awareness and hopefully some guidance at time of writing. As things evolve there will likely be changes and additions.


    Microsoft has today published the following article:

    Protecting against coronavirus themed phishing attacks
    https://www.microsoft.com/security/...-against-coronavirus-themed-phishing-attacks/

    Phishing is the most prevalent threat to the consumer home user but like othertrending world events

    miscreants hackers, malware creators and scammers seize upon the opportunity to take advantage of people.


    Malwarebytes Labs describe some of these other malicious activities in their recent blog.

    Coronavirus scams, found and explained
    https://blog.malwarebytes.com/scams/2020/03/coronavirus-scams-found-and-explained/


    Here are some other examples reported by other security information providers.

    FBI Warning: Phishing Emails Push Fake Govt Stimulus Checks
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...ishing-emails-push-fake-govt-stimulus-checks/


    Sextortion Scam Threatens to Infect Your Family With Coronavirus
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...atens-to-infect-your-family-with-coronavirus/

    Spyware disguised as COVID-19 tracker app actually keeps track of users
    https://www.scmagazine.com/home/sec...19-tracker-app-actually-keeps-track-of-users/


    Note: If you wish to track global statistics I recommend the following:

    Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering CSSE at Johns Hopkins University JHU
    https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6


    Furthermore, instead of using potentially malware apps advertised or promoted online for self-assessment, medical advice or how this situation impacts you I suggest visiting federal, state/provincial or local government websites If I find a link that lists these I will add it to this thread.


    Important: For the time being this thread will remain open. I only ask that replies be restricted to re fences of other relevant and new information that would impact the home computer user.


    Best wishes to all.


    ~bhringer

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