Email scammers are taking advantage of our coronavirus fears

March 9, 2020

On Sunday, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. reached almost 550, with 22 deaths, according to CNBC. Getting accurate information about the disease and its progress is already hard enough, and it’s not helped by Trump’s apparent inability to grasp the scope of the situation or his insistence that it will all just “go away.” And now, email scammers posing as health officials are running phishing schemes in an effort to capitalize on the increasing confusion.

Last month, the World Health Organization released an advisory cautioning people about some of the schemes. These scams have been identified by numerous security researchers, too, including those from Trustwave Holdings and Sophos.

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