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Coronavirus-themed attacks May 03 – May 09, 2020


Last Updated on 05/10/2020 by OTC

This post includes the details of the Coronavirus-themed attacks launched from May 03 to May 09, 2020.

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

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Below a list of attacks detected this week.

May 03 – India’s Jio COVID-19 symptom checker exposed test results

A security glitch in the self-test coronavirus symptom checker developed by India’s Jio cell network exposed test results.

May 03 – TrickBot operators exploit Coronavirus as lures

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

May 04 – Nation-state actors are targeting UK universities to steal info on COVID-19 research

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is warning of cyber attacks against UK universities and scientific institutes involved in COVID-19 research. 

May 07 – Snake Ransomware hits Europe’s largest private hospital operator Fresenius during COVID-19 outbreak

Snake Ransomware operators launched a new campaign that has infected numerous companies worldwide including an health care organization.

May 09 – SilverTerrier gang uses COVID-19 lures in BEC attacks against healthcare, government organizations

Nigerian cyber gang SilverTerrier, specialized in BEC attacks, used COVID-19 lures in recent attacks on healthcare and government organizations.

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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