Top Email phishing and scam of 2020
As you all know that COVID is spreading and people are waiting for vaccines to clear all stages of the test. Many people are jobless and some of them lost their job due to COVID crises . In this situation many people face problems . Some of them use their skills to harm this digital world where no one can survive without the internet.There can be many reasons for doing this kind of thing but it’s mainly because of job losses or for making more money to gain extra income.
Now let’s first understand Email phishing and then we discuss it deeply about it so let’s start Phishing is a type of social engineering attack often used to steal user data, including login credentials and credit card numbers. It occurs when an attacker, masquerading as a trusted entity, dupes a victim into opening an email, instant message, or text message.For more information we had attached an infographic image so that you can understand better.
Phishing is now such a problem that the 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) noted the use of malware and trojans had dropped significantly and that “attackers become increasingly efficient and lean more toward attacks such as phishing and credential theft.”
Three primary objectives for COVID-19 related phishing emails became apparent. Fraudsters focused their efforts on:
- Asking for donations to fake charities
- Credential harvesting
- Malware delivery
While criminals seized on the opportunity to spoof login and download pages for increasingly popular web conferencing apps, such as Zoom, Skype, and WebEx, it’s remarkable how unremarkable many of these attacks really were. Europol’s IOCTA 2020 report summarizes this well stating, “COVID-19 demonstrated how cybercrime—at its core—remains largely the same but criminals change the narrative.”
The number of phishing incidents reported to the UK ICO for each quarter of 2019 and 2020 averaged 289, while new figures, released for the months covering April to June 2020, show a sharp decline with only 185 confirmed cases. The F5 Security Operations Center (SOC) saw a similar trend, with initial phishing statistics broadly following patterns of previous years but with a large spike around the start of 2020, a slump between March and April, and another significant rise over the spring and early summer months .
All of this has left us tired, distracted, confused, anxious, afraid, and desperate for reliable information. While plenty of legitimate coronavirus-related emails are being sent by government agencies, businesses, schools, and other organizations, hackers are exploiting these conditions to unleash a variety of email attacks, including spam, scam, phishing, spear phishing, and malware. Based on our global view of email traffic, Vade Secure first detected traditional spam waves using COVID-19 to peddle items like face masks.
Due to this many Email phishing mails people get disturbed. You know one thing they are offering Fake jobs as well so that more people get involved in it and it seems very dangerous and it requires lots of effort to stop all this and do good work for all . We all have to learn all from this that you should never ever click on the unknown or on those links which will create so many problems .I hope you all will learn from it and never get involved in Email Phishing. It is all in the perspective of how you can see the digital world as it has many advantages also but also it has drawbacks . So be careful while choosing or surfing or to click on unknown links.
I hope you get all the relevant information about Email Phishing and also all the suggestions. So be careful and don’t make any mistakes and never ever get trapped in Email Phishing. One big scam done by Phishing is to offer jobs and they give links to apply in this COVID period so our main advice is to ignore it and only choose best resources and sites for applying for any job . See you soon and choose wisely.