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Feds Can Now Spot the Signs of Pandemic Phishing

The coronavirus pandemic has presented cybercriminals with a crisis to exploit, and many are choosing phishing emails as their weapon of choice.

These emails are a form of fraud that aims to steal personal information. At NASA, phishing emails have bombarded employees at twice the rate it’s used to, according to an April 6 memo.

The Department of Defense has seen a “surge” in spear-phishing attempts exploiting the pandemic, Lt. Gen. Bradford Shwedo, the chief information officer of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at an April 13 news conference.

Read more at Fifth Domain

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