Cyber Attacks By the Name of COVID-19

PTA Pakistan Telecom Authority, Islamabad has issued the official notification letter regarding cyber attacks by the name of COVID-19.

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It has been observed that cyber criminals are using the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to carry out online scams and malicious cyber activity. Cyber threat actors may send emails with subject line COVID-19 and malicious attachments or links to fraudulent websites to trick victims into revealing sensitive information or donating to fraudulent charities.

Such scams or phishing emails may include following:

  • Emails with COVlD-19 subject line, claiming to be from WHO (World Health Organization)
  • Phishing emails claiming to have latest COVID-19 information
  • Whatsapp/SMS messages with fake links claiming for COVID-19 testing facilities
  • Fake Coronavirus (COVID-19) Maps

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The attachments or fake links may allow the attackers to install malicious software on the device resulting in sensitive information breach, such as banking details, passwords etc.

Cyber Attacks By the Name of COVID-19

Beware of CoronaVirus Related Cyber Attack and Scams

Hackers are infecting mobile phones and computers  by sending Malware through CoronaVirus related scam emails, messages, pictures ads, files documents or links.

Therefore, Stay safe and browse only authentic websites for obtaining credible news related to CoronaVirus.

Beware of CoronaVirus Related Cyber Attack and Scams

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