So what exactly does a COVID-19 Phishing email look like?

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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Steve Longoria

As the covid-19 pandemic continues on, businesses and organizations are still falling prey to the lastest covid-19 phishing attack that is aggressively being pushed by hackers right now. They're taking advantage of our fears right now and you need to be sure to safeguard yourself and your business.

Just 4 days ago in fact, Oregon Department of Human Services reported that they experienced a data breach due to a phishing email.

So what should you look for? What does a covid-19 phishing email look like? It can come in various forms.

Here's a couple examples:

Here's one pretending to be an email from a supply chain partner:

The first step in fighting this is to make sure you have email spam filters blocking malicious emails as best it can. If the email can never reach your staff's inbox, then they can't accidentally open it and click on it.

The 2nd step is to thoroughly educate your staff on the existing threat. Even consider conducting regular phishing simulation tests to further train your staff and identify knowledge gaps.

The best rule to follow is, when in doubt, don't click any hyperlinks inside the email.