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Phishers prefer Tesla, top 3 malware strains in Coronavirus phishing campaigns

April 9, 2020

Group-IB’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-GIB) analyzed hundreds of coronavirus-related phishing emails between February 13 and April 1, 2020.

Spyware turned out to be the most common malware class hiding in fraudulent COVID-19 emails, with AgentTesla topping the list of phishers’ favorite strains. Group-IB researchers also discovered that coronavirus had split hacker underground into those who capitalize on the pandemic and those who strongly oppose exploiting the crisis. Group-IB urges users to stay vigilant and pay close attention to any emails about coronavirus, especially now that most employees are working from home.

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