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Google Sees Increase in COVID-19 Phishing in Brazil, India, UK

As the coronavirus crisis spreads worldwide, cyber-criminals and state-sponsored actors have adapted their attacks to leverage pandemic-related lures. In April, Gmail was seeing 18 million COVID-related daily malicious emails.

The attacks have been evolving and the past month has revealed the emergence of regional hotspots and threats: COVID-19-related malware, phishing, and spam emails have been rising in India, Brazil, and the UK, using regionally relevant lures, financial incentives, and fear, the search giant explains.

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