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Attackers Use COVID-19 Vaccine Lures to Spread Malware, Phishing and BEC

Attackers Use COVID-19 Vaccine Lures to Spread Malware, Phishing and BEC

Proofpoint has observed the use of COVID-19 in broad-scale social engineering attacks leading to malware, credential phishing, and BEC since the beginning of the pandemic. COVID-19 themes are consistent with current events throughout this healthcare crisis and while initially, those lures were around the virus’s existence, those then turned to ancillary lures such as medical supply shortages. 

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