Cyber-criminals Lure Victims with Coronavirus Cure Conspiracy Theories

Infosecurity | February 13, 2020

Threat actors exploiting public interest in the ongoing coronavirus outbreak have baited their phishing traps with a new lure conspiracy theories about unreleased cures. The new tactic was noted by researchers at Proofpoint, who have been monitoring global malicious activity related to the life-threatening virus in the form of hundreds of thousands of messages. Alongside a flurry of phishing scams that hook victims with tall tales of secret remedies, researchers observed the emergence of campaigns that abuse perceived legitimate sources of health information to manipulate users. One malicious message, titled "Confidential Cure Solution on Corona virus," presented the sickness as a "deadly virus developed and sprayed by wicked scientists to reduce the population of the world so the government will have control over you."

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The purpose of this white paper, jointly written by the National Student Clearinghouse, EDUCAUSE and REN-ISAC, is to build upon registrars’, enrollment managers’, IT’s and higher education’s day-to-day, nationwide dialog around cybersecurity and vulnerabilities. The following insight is based on the Clearinghouse’s 25-year record of maintaining the confidentiality and privacy of student records and frequent cybersecurity conversations with registrars, enrollment managers and other institution officials; EDUCAUSE and REN-ISAC’s cybersecurity work over many years; and current best practices expressed in two recent major reports

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The purpose of this white paper, jointly written by the National Student Clearinghouse, EDUCAUSE and REN-ISAC, is to build upon registrars’, enrollment managers’, IT’s and higher education’s day-to-day, nationwide dialog around cybersecurity and vulnerabilities. The following insight is based on the Clearinghouse’s 25-year record of maintaining the confidentiality and privacy of student records and frequent cybersecurity conversations with registrars, enrollment managers and other institution officials; EDUCAUSE and REN-ISAC’s cybersecurity work over many years; and current best practices expressed in two recent major reports

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Herjavec Group | October 14, 2021

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prnewswire | November 09, 2020

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Paubox | July 01, 2021

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