The new coronavirus outbreak, which started in China, has made a lot of headlines recently and has caused global panic. Over 40,000 infections have been confirmed and the death toll has exceeded 1,000. The virus has been named 2019-nCoV and Covid-19.
Given the virus’s impact, it’s not surprising that cybercriminals and fraudsters have been leveraging the panic for their own gain. Alerts about cyber threats exploiting the coronavirus outbreak have been issued by several firms and new campaigns continue to emerge.