Sonner Kehrt has an article on CTI that begins:
It was early February when Ohad Zaidenberg first started noticing malicious emails and files disguised as information about Covid. He’s a cyber intelligence researcher based in Israel, and they were the sort of schemes he encountered all the time—benign-looking messages that trick people into giving someone network access. But more and more of them seemed to be using fear of the new virus as leverage to get people to click a link or download a file. “This little measure can save you,” read one email he flagged, before prompting the reader to open a PDF called “Safety Measures.” Zaidenberg didn’t think too much of it at the time. Coronavirus cases were still mostly confined to China, and it wasn’t yet clear the virus would become a global pandemic.
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