Covid-19: Hacker ‘ceasefire’ gets little traction as pandemic fuels attacks


A deluge of attacks has included phishing emails purported to be from health agencies, counterfeit product offers and bogus charity donation requests, according to security analysts. — AFP Relaxnews

WASHINGTON: Internet users have seen a surge in Covid-related cyberattacks and fraud schemes which could add to the misery of the pandemic, even as some hackers have called for dialing back their criminal efforts.

A deluge of attacks has included phishing emails purported to be from health agencies, counterfeit product offers and bogus charity donation requests, according to security analysts.

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