Further, in the past three weeks, almost 20,000 (19,749) new coronavirus-related domains were registered globally, including in India, of which 2% (354)are malicious and another 15% are deemed suspicious (2,961), a portion of the analysis done by Check Point Research, a global cyber threat intelligence provider headquartered in Israel, accessed by TOI shows.
The theme of “Corona Cure” has the largest number of domain registrations, compared to other themes: post corona, corona crisis and corona relief payments. “A country-wise break-up and analysis was not done,” said Check Point. “In the past two weeks, our researchers documented 1,92,000 coronavirus-related cyber attacks a week, marking a 30% increase when compared to previous weeks. Researchers cite a key observation: Impersonations,” Check Point says.
Recently, cyber criminals sent emails posing as WHO from the domain “who.int” with the email subject: ‘Urgent letter from WHO: First human Covid-19 vaccine test/result update’, to lure victims into a trap.
Source: Gadgets Now