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Coronavirus Email Phishing Scams: How to Avoid COVID-19 Phishing Attacks

April 1, 2020

Coronavirus Email Phishing Scams: How to Avoid COVID-19 Phishing Attacks

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Summary: This week, Ruin a Bad Guy's Day Radio discusses the recent coronavirus email phishing scam. Learn how to protect yourself from fraudsters that are sending you bogus emails and phishing attacks made to look like they are from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the World Health Organization (WHO) about the coronavirus outbreak. Cybercriminals are using outbreak and the panic and fear as basis for email attacks designed to steal your personal information, defraud you, and infect computers with malware. Curated Content Source:

Malicious emails linked to the coronavirus outbreak started appearing in February. Stay informed - this email scam is turning into one of largest phishing campaigns of the year.

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Topics Discussed:
-Coronavirus Email Phishing Scams
-What Bogus Emails Look Like
-What You Can Do?

You should always to be skeptical of any email that asks you to click on a link or open an attachment — even when the email seems legitimate. In most cases, you can probably get the information you need by typing in the URL yourself.

This bogus email is not from the CDC. It’s another email scam phishing attack designed to steal usernames and passwords from people who click on the link. Notice the email URL highlighted in red. The actual URL for the CDC is The other link highlighted in red is a fake Microsoft Outlook login page. See below.


For the latest on the coronavirus outbreak - Go directly to the CDC website.

Kaspersky has 10 tips to protect yourself from phishing attacks on its website.

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