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Watch Out For These Risky COVID-19 Websites And Emails

  • Beware of ‘dangerous’ coronavirus websites, Delhi Police Issued Warning
  • Exploiting on the pandemic, over 4,000 websites registered globally to cheat people
  • Delhi Police issued list of potentially-malicious websites that exploit the panic caused by Corona 0r CoVID19 Virus pandemic.
  • Delhi Police, Cyber Crime division tweeted list of “potentially dangerous domains” with advisory to stay away from them.
  • DCP, Cyber Crime issues a list of websites and asked public to “apply caution while handling emails/links.”
  • Police have not given details of the threats involved with these websites.
  • It is learnt that some of these sites could be trying to steal passwords and personal information or trying to spread malware, launch spear-phishing campaigns.
  • Cyber security experts say that there are many sites which send out mass scam emails with an aim to make money.
  • It is also learnt that hackers are using coronavirus fear to hack into personal accounts.
  • Check Point Threat Intelligence study says that since January 2020, more than 4,000 corona virus related websites or portals are registered globally.
  • This report also says, “Corona virus related domains are 50% more likely to be malicious than other domains registered at the same period.”
  • List of Delhi Police is same as issued by the Forbes magazine sometime back. Forbs the list of websites and emails which steals the data and spreading malwares.


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