Barracuda Chief Technology Officer Fleming Shi recently joined Dave Bittner to discuss coronavirus phishing on an episode of the CyberWire's Research Saturday. This is a weekly cybersecurity podcast that features security experts discussing current threats. In this episode, Fleming shared Barracuda's recent research into coronavirus-related phishing.
If you are new to phishing and spear phishing, these are email attacks designed to trick the recipient into performing a specific action. If successful, these attacks will deliver user credentials and other personal information about the victim to the attacker. At that point, the attacker can sell the credentials or initiate an account takeover or other attack on network resources. Fleming and Dave discuss all this — and how cybercriminals are taking advantage of the current crisis — in more detail on the podcast, which you can find here.
Tune into this podcast for information on:
- Impersonation of the World Health Organization and other health authorities
- Scams around fake treatments, cures, and charities
- A type of ransomware that threatens to infect your family with coronavirus if you do not pay
- Attacks that target logistics and shipping related to medical equipment
Christine Barry is Senior Chief Blogger and Social Media Manager at Barracuda. Prior to joining Barracuda, Christine was a field engineer and project manager for K12 and SMB clients for over 15 years. She holds several technology and project management credentials, a Bachelor of Arts, and a Master of Business Administration. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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