Phishing: malicious emails appearing to be from WHO

13 February, 2020

From the WHO website: https://www.who.int/about/communications/cyber-security

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WHO is aware of suspicious email messages attempting to take advantage of the 2019 novel coronavirus emergency. This fraudulent action is called phishing.

These “Phishing” emails appear to be from WHO, and will ask you to:

give sensitive information, such as usernames or passwords

click a malicious link

open a malicious attachment.

Using this method, criminals can install malware or steal sensitive information.

How to prevent phishing: [...]

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Best wishes, Neil

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