How and Why COVID-19 is Being Used for BEC and Phishing Attacks | Agari

How and Why COVID-19 is Being Used for BEC and Phishing Attacks

Phishing and BEC attacks always take advantage of natural disasters and personal misfortune to target even the most vulnerable among us.

This time is no different as we are all experiencing the COVID-19 outbreak, but the tactics can be spotted and defeated.

In this webinar Crane Hassold, Agari Sr. Director of Threat Research, provides an inside look into the latest coronavirus themed cyber-attacks ranging from identity deception emails with malicious payloads to credential phishing and BEC campaigns.

He also provides recent examples of COVID-19 phishing attacks and discusses how you can protect yourself and your organization from falling victim.

 

We hope you found it insightful to learn about some recent examples of COVID-19 phishing attacks and how you protect yourself and your organization from falling victim. With an estimated 75 million employees more reliant than ever on email during the largest “work-from-home experiment” in history, phishing scammers and other cybercriminals are exploiting heightened anxieties and upended organizational processes stemming from the outbreak.

However, many of their Phishing and Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks can now be discovered and defeated.

To gain more insights into how scammers are exploiting COVID-19 to their advantage, read our blog, COVID-19 Credential Phishing Scams: Feeding Off Coronavirus Fears.