Govt warns, China can make massive phishing cyberattack through COVID-19 emails in India
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Govt warns, China can make massive phishing cyberattack through COVID-19 emails in India

China has been doing every possible thing to show its dominance but India is not letting China fulfill its motive of pursuing hooliganism. At the time when world is under Corona virus crisis, China have some hooligan propaganda to propagate. Firstly, China deployed its troops over Galwan Valley claiming that, that piece of land belongs to China. However, India is giving smash reply by deploying its troops and continuous patrolling over the area. Now, China can make massive cyber attack in India by sending phishing COVID-19 emails. In an advisory, Indian CERT-In (Computer Emergency Response Team) warned phishing attack through malicious actors from June 21 and can affect various personals and businesses. CERT-In added that hackers can make cyber attack by using emails such as ncov2019@gov.in and are expected to send spiteful emails claiming govt funded corona virus support initiatives. While issuing advisory, CERT-In marked, “The phishing campaign is expected to use malicious emails under the pretext of local authorities in charge of dispensing government-funded COVID-19 support initiatives. Such emails are designed to drive recipients towards fake websites where they are deceived into downloading malicious files or entering personal and financial information”. It has also been reported by CERT-In that hackers can send message with subject such as free COVID-19 testing for all residents of Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai and Ahmedabad in order to cajole users to disclose personal information. Agency has asked people to not to open any such message. When such a message pops on the mobile screen, users are requested to report it immediately at incident@cert-in.org.in with logs and email headers. As per ZDNet Report, it is a large- scale campaign organised by Lazarus Group targeting more than 50 lakh businesses and individuals including both large and small enterprises.

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