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The number of “coronavirus” cyberattacks increased to 5,000 per day

Increased number of "coronavirus" cyberattacks

Check Point experts estimated that the number of “coronavirus” cyberattacks increased to 5,000 per day, and number of attacks on sites posing as Netflix services doubled. Researchers say the total number of cyberattacks has declined since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent economic downturn. However, the number of …

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Hackers spoof DNS settings to distribute fake coronavirus applications

Hackers spoof DNS settings

Journalists from Bleeping Computer investigated that hackers are replacing DNS settings for distributing fake applications. The reason for the investigation were complaints of users, which reported on the forums that they were obsessively offered to download a strange application, allegedly informing about COVID-19 and created by WHO. As it turned …

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Chinese coronavirus detection app transmits data to the police

Chinese Coronavirus Detection App

Last month, Chinese authorities released the Alipay Health Code coronavirus detection application, which allowed users checking whether they need to be quarantined due to contact with people infected with coronavirus. According to The New York Times, it turned out that the application also transmits this data to the police. While …

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