Hackers target mobile users in Italy and Spain, taking advantage of coronavirus hot spots

Hackers target mobile users in Italy and Spain, taking advantage of coronavirus hot spots

Posted March 26, 2020
Hackers target mobile users in Italy and Spain, taking advantage of coronavirus hot spots

  • Coronavirus-themed scams show no signs of letting up as hackers have tried to breach mobile phone users in Italy and Spain, the two countries with the most deaths from the virus.
  • Attackers laced mobile apps with malware to try to steal data from, or otherwise compromise, Italian and Spanish residents looking for updates on the pandemic…
  • The malicious activity is part of a broader surge in COVID-19-related fraud and phishing in recent weeks.
  • Some are using attention on the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 map to distribute malware.

    Cyber Scoop – Sean Lyngaas | March 26, 2020