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Since the beginning of the Corona pandemic at the end of 2019, cybercriminals have been exploiting fears of the Corona virus to spread malicious code via email. The criminals are doing this, for example, by establishing a relationship with the Corona virus in the contaminated emails, arguing emotionally or claiming a particular urgency. Many of […]
The lung disease Covid-19 caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has presented new challenges for society and people worldwide. Contact barriers, masks, closed shops, cancellations of events and cinema closures are just some of the consequences that have shaken up the everyday life that we have all taken for granted. Many people are particularly aware of […]
A large number of cyber attacks hit public institutions and authorities in 2019. The administration of the city of Frankfurt am Main, the Berlin Chamber Court and the administration of Neustadt am Rübenberge are just three examples that show the catastrophic consequences that an infestation with malware can have for authorities. In all these cases, […]
In many cases, the banking Trojan Emotet reaches IT infrastructures via contaminated Office files containing so-called macros. A macro is a kind of mini-program that – if permission has been granted – executes a specific sequence of instructions. Cyber criminals have used macros to find a way to infect computers with emotet and other malware. […]
Much has been written lately about Emotet and the consequences that an infestation with this banking Trojan can have. Among other things, public institutions have had and are struggling with the consequences of successful cyberattacks that have polluted and crippled their respective IT infrastructures, with sometimes catastrophic consequences. The Berlin Chamber Court is perhaps the […]
Cybercriminals are exploiting the Corona virus
The Coronavirus pandemic, the outbreak of which was first discovered in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, in late December 2019, is currently a constant topic in the news. Favoured by the hesitant behaviour of the Chinese authorities and global travel and air traffic, there are, according to information from the Federal Ministry of Health, at this point in time (as of 5 February 2020) more than 24,000 cases of infection and over 400 deaths attributed to the corona virus. In addition to these dramatic health consequences, the virus also poses other dangers.
Based on a regular evaluation of extensive data sources and a continuous analysis of the current threat situation, we show you the 6 most important methods for mail attacks in 2020.