Over the past weeks, we have been witnessing an increased amount of website exploitation attempts. Unfortunately, many threat hackers have started to abuse the panic and discomfort of the COVID-19 pandemic to conduct special crafted malware and phishing attacks worldwide.
Waukegan is now the second largest area to be affected by a cyber attack that targeted the PC Cervid 19 vaccine test centre. There are several symptoms for the computer virus to attack the computer that is infected with it. The virus will change the web browser and eventually open the message: “We are aware of the virus you have on your computer and it is probably malicious”. There is another message, which states “We are sending a technician to fix the problem for you.”
Facility on standby to help test any corona virus vaccine has been hit by a ransomware group that promised not to target medical organizations. The virus also features a component that will make a call to the “Ceviam” at the PC Cervid 19 vaccine test centre. The “Ceviam” will ask the infected user to send an e-mail to “CyberSecurity@” as a proof of identity for the user to use for further transactions with the PC Cervid 19 vaccine test centre. The infected user will be asked to enter his/her email address again.
Maze Hackers group publishing patient data on the internet to ‘blackmail’ for payment
The Maze attackers apparently managed to exfiltrate data from test centers, in this case patient records, and has published some of them online. A website claiming to offer a coronavirus vaccine has been taken offline after the US Department of Justice (DoJ) filed its first enforcement action to combat fraud relating to the Covid-19 pandemic. The operators of the website ‘coronavirusmedicalkit.com’ are accused of engaging in a “predatory wire fraud scheme” seeking to profit from the confusion and widespread fear surrounding the disease. “Information published on the website claimed to offer consumers access to World Health Organization (WHO) vaccine kits in exchange for a shipping charge of $4.95,” the DoJ said. Coronavirus is a formidable and fairly unprecedented opportunity to trick panicking people amid the global havoc and mayhem. In light of the spiraling uncertainty and fake news, even experienced cyber-security professionals may get scammed as well by a well-crafted phishing email allegedly coming from a national health authority and involving his or her family or workplace