With concerns of the current health situation gaining ever more prominent in our daily lives – it is important to stay vigilent against any scams looking to exploit potential anxieties amongst the population.

Check Point Threat Intelligence recently posted on their blog that over 4000 Coronavirus-related domain names were registered globally since the beginning of the year[1].

While it appears that a large number of these names are listed at various domain sales platforms by registrants hoping for a payday, there are some being used for more unsavoury purposes.

Be on the lookout for emails that make it past your spam filter from any domains – not just those originating from Coronoavirus-related ones.

Such emails could contain malicious attachments, be advertising fake cures, or offer “important” health information at the other end of a click. What awaits you could be malware designed to steal your private data.

Ignore such emails/websites and visit official resources such as Health Canada or your local health authority’s website for information and guidance.

[1] https://blog.checkpoint.com/2020/03/05/update-coronavirus-themed-domains-50-more-likely-to-be-malicious-than-other-domains/