How adversaries bank on trending news topics to improve their techniques, analysis of COVID-19 Case

The COVID-19 virus has spread rapidly: governments take a series of critical measures and impose restrictions and the companies are suspending various field activities and supporting remote working.Threat actors have quickly taken advantage of the pandemic COVID-19 virus and leverage its news virality to improve their attack techniques.

Watch this 15-minute webinar and learn:

  • How adversaries take advantage of trending news topics
  • Four different techniques adversary utilize using COVID-19
    • Improve engagement by instigating curiosity
    • Improve legitimacy by disguising as a trusted party
    • Create a sense of urgency and play on fear of users
    • Banking on virality of trending topics
  • How to prevent and detect such adversary behavior?

0-1Pablo Ridgeway
Solution Engineer, Picus