With the spread of coronavirus around the world, COVID-19 has also come up with tricks that have decided to profit from it or to gather private information from trusted people. Online scammers do not miss such opportunities, and people locked up in pandemic homes often fall into the trap of such hoaxers.
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And if there is no COVID-19 drug yet, there is a community online that should be a cure for fraudsters. 400 security professionals from about 40 countries have joined a group known as the “COVID-19 CTI League” to stop raging scams, Reuters news agency said.
The group reportedly aims to prevent attacks on health authorities and hospitals, as well as to curb financial crime associated with most of the feared virus.
“I have never seen such a scam. I literally see fraud messages in every possible language, ”said Marc Rogers, vice president of security at Okta Inc. and head of security at the Def Con conference.
Coronavirus has become a major problem not only in the real world but also in the online world, so care must be taken about what is happening online. Scammers send email Thousands of fraudulent pages using the name of a virus have surfaced on the Internet in an attempt to get users to download attachments containing their harmful content.
It is also easy to find applications or gadgets that at first glance should provide useful information about the virus, but are actually harmful to your computer or phone. Perhaps the scammers in Lithuania are not trying to use the coronavirus for their phishing short messages, but in many parts of the world this method is already gaining momentum.
Microsoft has also recently announced its difficulties in dealing with recent-day swindlers. The latter company's automated systems are not always able to detect and stop pest attacks. In fact, according to Rogers, the newly formed group has already begun its fight against fraudsters and, more recently, has successfully stopped the spread of one malicious code in the online world.
The aforementioned Microsoft is also contributing to this fight, which has spread some of the key points to look out for when you get the COVID-19 mysterious information. First of all, it is necessary to pay attention to spelling and grammatical errors, to make sure that your spelling or references are not suspicious and so on.
Of course, these are pretty template tips that should protect us, not only from those who are trying to profit from the global pandemic, but also from various other online scams.