Since the pandemic began a few months ago, cyber criminals have been hard at work attempting to take advantage of the situation. For example, it’s known that for the past few weeks, hackers have developed malicious mobile applications disguised as legitimate applications made by the World Health Organization (WHO). It’s not just mobile applications either—phishing emails have spiked too.
Phishing attacks are recognized as one of the leading causes of data breaches. Hackers can easily make an email appear legitimate. In fact, WHO has even recently released a statement that scammers are actively posing as the organization and sending fraudulent emails to potential victims.