After a year 2020 marked by record cyberattacks, cybersecurity experts’ predictions for 2021 are far from optimistic. Everything suggests that there will be more and more attacks and more sophisticated ones.
Phishing with Covid-19
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, hardly a day goes by without a cyber attack making headlines. All the experts agree that cyber threats are going to go up a notch again in 2021. For once, fraudsters are not hesitating to play on the heartstrings by taking advantage of current events to perpetrate large-scale scams. After having exploited the theme of the Coronavirus screening at the beginning of the health crisis, fraudsters use the problems around the vaccination campaigns to create anxiety-inducing phishings to lure victims. Fraudulent SMS and email messages have recently targeted elderly people in the UK. Appearing to come from the official health authorities, the messages trick recipients into believing they are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination and invite them to visit a fake website to enter their personal and banking information.
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