There is now evidence of phishing attackers who are seeking to take advantage of this worldwide health scare. New campaigns are being launched based on the fear of the Coronavirus and attempting to get individuals to click on links, open attachments, or give out confidential information by imitating the Center for Disease Control or other health organizations.
Be careful with anything you receive related to this virus: emails, attachments, social media, and texts. Look out for topics like:
- Check updated Coronavirus map in your city
- Coronavirus infection warning from local school district
- Keeping children safe from Coronavirus
- CDC or World Health Organization emails
Don’t react quickly to anything you see in email or the web. The saying holds true: The scarier the message, the more skeptical you should be.