Microsoft reported a total of 9,100 coronavirus themed cyberattacks between Feb 2 to May 2 in India.
Source: The Hindu, PTI
As per the Microsoft official, around 19 million such attacks were registered in Asia, and India, however, has pretty good control in place. He further added that nowadays, cybercrooks are making ransomware and phishing attacks on the internet using coronavirus themes. From 2nd Feb to 2nd May of this year, a total of over 9000 Coronavirus themed attacks were observed in India. She stated ahead of that their detection tools observed malware URL or a phishing email or an attachment that creates a temptation or dire urge in people to download malware in their system or to give them their Information potentially via phishing attach .they used coronavirus as a lure.
But she said India has witnessed one of lowest cases and it has pretty good control in place.
Ms. Johnson informed us that these attacks start from one department of an organization and if they get success in making money they start to target other departments also.
Some of these links attract people’s attention by saying, if you click on this link then you will be registered among the first 1000 people to get coronavirus vaccine.
This creates an urgency to hurry up because they know the people are working from home and they can’t just go to the next cubicle to ask for advice. They create this urgency so that people just click on the link right away and get trapped.
She added that these attackers are targeting vulnerable places like state and local government, healthcare organizations, and other critical infrastructure.
Ms. Johnson suggested that the company should ensure that the employees are provided ample tools and education. They should be the proper communication channels so that the person can contact each other in times of need.
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People are working from their homes to earn bread for their families. The major companies are managing their business in this way but due to lack of proper communication channels and software tools, the employees are finding difficulties to accomplish their daily tasks. The corona stress has made this situation even worse and they are feeling helpless.
The cybercrooks over the world are taking advantage of the people fear and creating malware and phishing attacks that are corrupting people system and in return, these crooks are demanding a huge lump of money.