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Phishing Email Aims to Trick Hospital Staff with ‘Coronavirus Seminar’

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Mar
2020
Phishing Email Aims to Trick Hospital Staff with ‘Coronavirus Seminar’

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A new phishing scam is capitalizing on the COVID-19 pandemic, seeking to steal credentials of healthcare workers with the promise of a “coronavirus awareness” seminar.

An email purporting to come from the organization’s IT department urges employees to access a link and enter their username and password. If duped by the malicious website rigged to look like the Outlook Web App, an unwary employee would give their login credentials to the attackers. A screen capture of the email scam was obtained by Sky News.

The COVID-19 scare has prven lucrative for cybercriminals in recent weeks as healthcare institutions scramble to test patients, treat the infected and protect their own staff from the contagion.

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