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Analysts studying CoronaVirus-related phishing and malware threats in malicious emails reveal four major topics abused by hackers: news, medical, financial, and regulatory.  In the first phases of the Corona pandemic, hackers were mostly disguising their malicious emails as general news and medical information with the most common keywords being “update” and “affected.”  When Summer 2020 (June-July) arrived, the dominating attack theme became “financial” and the leading keyword became “payment.

6643007679?profile=RESIZE_400xI have written about Phishing before and I will continue to warn friends and colleagues about phishing and their tactics.  Phishing is the start of almost all serious cyber breaches.  In early 2020, cloud security expert, Wandera, revealed in its Mobile Threat Landscape Report that a new phishing campaign is launched every 20 seconds.  Twenty seconds equates to three additional phishing sites designed to target users in every minute.  However, this number no longer applies during COVID-19 times.

6441370273?profile=RESIZE_400xMany auto dealerships are strongly promoting the safety of customers and employees.  This in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  That is why the many international dealerships are taking safety protocols seriously.  Shields are up in the reception area, employees are wearing face coverings and social distancing, and disposable seat, wheel and shifter covers have been placed in all vehicles.  In addition, many are establishing vigorous test drive cleaning protocol and hourly and nightly cleaning