CORONAVIRUS TRAVEL RECOMMENDATIONS

The COVID-19 virus is being used in phishing attacks to lure victims looking for information about the pandemic -- don't fall for it!

The following malicious email spoofs a World Health Organization email and pretends to provide recommendations to the victim, but is actually used to deliver particularly nasty malware. See the end of this post for related articles with other examples.


From: World Health Organisation <info@who.org>
To: xxx
Subject: CORONAVIRUS TRAVEL RECOMMENDATIONS

Dear Sir / Madam,

Following the vertiginous spread of the CORONAVIRUS epidemic, which has 
already left more than 4,200 people dead and 119,000 cases worldwide; we
recommend these sanitary measures.

Download these measures [1]

Kind Regards,

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

Avenue Appia 20
1202 Geneva
Swiss
Phone: + 41-22-7912111

Links:
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[1] hxxp://bit[.]ly/2W1eAvU  (The shortened link redirects to an URL that serves a malicious Word document.)

See also:

Phishing
Phishing Email (in the wild)

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