Coronavirus scams on the rise: Cyber criminals are having a field day

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Just as the coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, is spreading rapidly around the world, so too is it providing cyber criminals with a rich environment to conduct their cybercrime ‘business’.

Cyber criminals thrive on uncertainty, and are benefiting from, and exploiting, the public’s fear of, and curiosity regarding, the coronavirus, effectively parasitising what the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared a pandemic, and in doing so are creating a cyberspace epidemic.

Period26 Mar 2020

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  • Titlehttps://ia.acs.org.au/article/2020/coronavirus-scams-on-the-rise.html
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletInformation Age
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date26/03/20
    DescriptionJust as the coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, is spreading rapidly around the world, so too is it providing cyber criminals with a rich environment to conduct their cybercrime ‘business’.

    Cyber criminals thrive on uncertainty, and are benefiting from, and exploiting, the public’s fear of, and curiosity regarding, the coronavirus, effectively parasitising what the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared a pandemic, and in doing so are creating a cyberspace epidemic.
    Producer/AuthorLennon Chang
    URLhttps://ia.acs.org.au/article/2020/coronavirus-scams-on-the-rise.html
    PersonsLennon Chang

Keywords

  • cybercrime
  • COVID 19
  • Wuhan virus
  • cyber hygiene
  • cyber security awareness
  • misinformation
  • ransomware