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Malicious Spam Is Adapting to the Pandemic, Bitdefender Telemetry Shows

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Apr
2020
Malicious Spam Is Adapting to the Pandemic, Bitdefender Telemetry Shows

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Scam emails and phishing campaigns are surging as the COVID-19 pandemic is taking hold on a global level. Bitdefender telemetry reveals that attackers are changing and diversifying their messages to reach as many people as possible.

Most phishing campaigns follow a shotgun approach, which means that criminals send messages indiscriminately, trying to reach as many people as possible. Usually, this is achieved through the use of zombie bot networks that send thousands of emails to addresses leaked in various data breaches.

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