COVID19 Phishing Emails Surge 500% on Omicron Concerns


Cybercriminals frequently use newsworthy events in their social engineering attacks, and COVID19 presented an excellent opportunity when it was announced in 2020.

From February to March of that year, the security vendor observed a 667 percent monthonmonth increase in COVID19 phishing emails. When new vaccines were released at the beginning of 2021, it saw another significant increase.

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