Covid 19 related Phishing attacks :
During the current Corona crisis, the people are are at home more often. Adding to that, employees are working from home more than ever before. This presents itself as great breeding ground for cyber criminals.
Phishing attacks are setup in a way to send the victims to websites with fake information about the Coronavirus. Often times, these sites use the user’s system resources to earn cryptocurrency like Bitcoin – All without the approval of the user .
Ransomware encrypts files on computers and ask the user for a ransom in return of the original files. The rise of a cryptocurrency like Bitcoin surely helped ransomware attacks, as it allows the malicious actor to be more anonymous. In 2021 and onwards, it’s possible to see more sophisticated attacks going on.