Cybersecurity in the age of COVID

As COVID-19 spread worldwide, cyber attackers sought new opportunities to take advantage in various ways.

IBM Security X-Force discovered advanced threat actors targeting organizations essential to vaccine distribution and PPE supply chains.

A wave of phishing attacks in October 2020 targeted international entities associated with technologies essential for safe vaccine distribution.

In one campaign, threat actors targeted over 40 organizations associated with a public-private task force for procuring PPE.

Another campaign showed threat actors spoofing Ukrainian government entities and NGOs to exploit COVID-19 interests there.

Intelligence from tracking these threat actors yielded valuable insight into how they may continue to capitalize  on the pandemic.

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