‘Hack-for-hire’ firms targeting financial services, healthcare amid COVID-19 pandemic: Google

‘Hack-for-hire’ firms targeting financial services, healthcare amid COVID-19 pandemic: Google

Posted May 31, 2020

‘Hack-for-hire’ firms targeting financial services, healthcare amid COVID-19 pandemic: Google

  • ‘Hack-for-hire’ firms, many of them based in India, are creating accounts spoofing the World Health Organization (WHO) and targeting business leaders in financial services, consulting, and healthcare corporations in the U.S., the U.K. and Bahrain among other countries amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report by Google.
  • Microsoft had also recently highlighted a similar trend. It had stated that cybercrooks are using COVID-19 to make ransomware and phishing attacks, and over 9,000 coronavirus-themed attacks were noticed in India between February 2 and May 2.

The Hindu – PTI | May 31, 2020