Government Warning: These 2,500 COVID-19 Websites Pose A Threat To Your Online Safety

April 8, 2020 / Thomas Brewster, Forbes Staff

If you weren’t already taking the rise of coronavirus-based cybercrime seriously, take note. A rare joint alert has gone out from U.S. and U.K. agencies about COVID-19 scams, revealing a list of 2,500 coronavirus-themed threats they’re tracking.

A database of malicious websites and email addresses was released by the U.K. National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Wednesday, alongside a warning about attacks on remote workers, including dangers to those using the likes of Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Not only did they warn about a rise in videoconferencing hijacking (often referred to as Zoom-bombing), but also about phishing emails that included malicious files appearing to provide dial-in details.

The agencies said they’d also detected hackers scanning for vulnerabilities and exploiting various popular tools that are supporting the rise in home workers across the world, including products from Citrix, Pulse Secure, Fortinet and Palo Alto.


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