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COVID-19 Opens the Door to New Phishing Attacks.

Email-based phishing attackers are upping their game at the moment

It turns out that phishing attackers read the news, too.

And that’s bad news for remote workers far and wide, as attackers seize on new opportunities created by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to plant malicious traps in workers’ inboxes. They also have a new technical trick up their sleeve. Here’s what you need to know:

Phishing attacks mimic tools like Microsoft Teams, Skype, and Zoom. Email attackers are taking advantage of the increased use of remote tools to hide their attacks. As the research firm Abnormal Security told the website Dark Reading, the messages are designed to look like those sent by the apps. “Abnormal has observed these attacks being sent to our customers in industries such as energy, retail, and hospitality,” said Ken Liao, the firm’s vice president of cybersecurity strategy. “However, these attacks are not targeted and intentionally made to be generic by attackers so they could be sent to anybody.”

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