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.
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.