With the appearance of the SARS-COV2 virus, which causes Covid-19 disease, many work activities have been forced to transfer online. We spend significantly more time on computers, mobile devices using the Internet first for business purposes, but also communication, shopping, and to inform on all relevant topics. Given all these activities, we also need to take certain actions to best protect our computers, especially when we are connected to a company network.
As Covid-19 is currently the number one topic in the world, hackers are making extensive use of the situation, leading to a significant increase in cybercrime. Many hackers use the Covid-19 situation to get users to install a variety of malicious software, all to retrieve sensitive user data, passwords, monitoring user activity on the system and the like.
We have gathered information from several sources, how hackers are most likely to act and what are the cybercrime activities that we need to pay attention to.
The name Covid-19 is especially used for Spam, Malware files and Malicious domains.
RiskIQ analyzed the spam box feed for the period March 30th– March 31st 2020. During this period, 217.169 spam emails containing either “corona” or “covid” in the subject line were analyzed.