As the Covid-19 crisis deepens across the world, phishing has grown into a significant problem for enterprises and consumers alike.
Search giant Google recently said it had detected around 18 million malware and phishing Gmail messages per day related to Covid-19. It also found over 240 million coronavirus-related daily spam messages. Israeli network security company Check Point Software Technologies identified Apple, Netflix, Yahoo and WhatsApp among the top four brands frequently used in phishing scams.
And, California based cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks found over 2,800 malicious Covid-19 themed domains hosted on the cloud.
Phishing is an attempt to obtain personal information such as passwords and credit card details by posing as a trustworthy entity via an email.