Google sees 350 percent increase in phishing websites during COVID-19 pandemic, report reveals

March 26, 2020 / By Christopher Carbone | Fox News

Hackers have been trying to take advantage of the coronavirus crisis, with a new report revealing a 350 percent increase in phishing websites over the last three months.

Atlas VPN gathered the numbers of phishing websites detected by Google and compared them.

In January, Google registered a total of 149,195 active phishing websites, according to the report. That number increased to 293,235 the following month. When looking at March versus January, the number of total phishing websites skyrocketed by 350 percent, hitting 522,495.


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Mike Adams is a medical device sales leader with extensive clinical experience in spine and biologics and a nationwide distribution network built over the last 10+ years in the industry. He has held various leadership positions in healthcare and device including Distributor Partner, Hospital COO and Spine VP of Sales. He currently leads the commercialization strategy for OrthoSpine Partners and is a Distributor Principal at Novel Medical. Because of his unique career path, Mike has the ability to see the healthcare business from multiple perspectives making him passionate about building strategic partnerships that help reduce overall costs, drive innovation, and cultivate growth for new markets.

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