COVID-19 pandemic: The cybercrime gold rush of 2020

The researchers on the Unit 42 threat intelligence team at Palo Alto Networks are closely tracking a plethora of COVID-19-themed cyber-attacks that have emerged around the world over the past few months. Since the beginning of this year, we’ve identified more than 40,000 newly registered websites, using a coronavirus-related name, which we’d classify as “high-risk” sites due to the scams and malware being pushed onto unsuspecting consumers.