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Coronavirus-themed attacks April 26 – May 02, 2020

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This post includes the details of the Coronavirus-themed attacks launched from April 26 to May 02, 2020.

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Threat actors exploit the interest in the Coronavirus outbreak while infections increase worldwide, experts are observing new campaigns on a daily bases.

Below a list of attacks detected this week.

April 27 – Group-IB helps to detain operators of scam-service issuing fake passes to move around Moscow amid COVID-19 virus lockdown

Group-IB helped Russian Police in detaining the operators of a fraudulent online service, selling fake digital passes to move around Moscow amid COVID-19 lockdown.

April 28 – Experts warn of deliveries scams that use a COVID-19 theme

Kaspersky experts uncovered a new wave of phishing scams that use a COVID-19 theme and impersonate shipping carriers, including FedEx, UPS, and DHL.

April 30 – Crooks spread malware via pirated movies during COVID-19 outbreak

Microsoft warns of a spike in malware spreading via pirate streaming services and movie piracy sites during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 30 – RDP brute-force attacks rocketed since beginning of COVID-19

The number of RDP brute-force attacks is skyrocketing in mid-March due to remote working imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 1 – COVID-19 disinformation and misinformation campaigns continue to proliferate

COVID-19 disinformation and misinformation campaigns continue to proliferate around the world, with potentially harmful consequences for society.

May 1 – Europol analyses on criminal operations in Europe during COVID-19 Crisis

Threat actors and criminal organizations continue to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to make money, Europol warns.

May 2- TrickBot operators exploit COVID-19 as lures

IBM X-Force researchers spotted a new COVID-19-themed campaign spreading the infamous TrickBot trojan through fake messages.

If you are interested in COVID19-themed attacks from February 1 give a look at the following posts:



Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – COVID-19, hacking)

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