COVID-19 Intelligence Agency Alerts

May 5, 2020

While we all adjust to the new world of social distancing and working remotely as a result of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), it is important to not let our guard down when it comes to cyber risks. Intelligence agencies have released alerts to keep the public informed and to provide guidance on how to mitigate threats from cyber actors trying to take advantage of an uncertain situation.

Department of Homeland Security, May 5, 2020: APT Groups Target Healthcare and Essential Services

Federal Bureau of Investigation, May 4, 2020: COVID-19 Phishing Email Indicators

Federal Bureau of Investigation, April 21, 2020: COVID-19 Email Phishing Against US Healthcare Providers

National Cyber Security Centre, April 21, 2020: Video Conferencing: New Guidance for Individuals and for Organizations

Federal Bureau of Investigation, April 20, 2020: Online Extortion Scams Increasing During the COVID-19 Crisis

Department of Homeland Security, April 15, 2020: COVID-19: Cybercriminals Almost Certainly Will Continue to Target US Public Using Economic Relief Themes and Scams

Department of Homeland Security, April 8, 2020: Malicious Cyber Actors Likely See Opportunity to Target Virtual Private Network Vulnerabilities as More People Telework Due to COVID-19

Department of Homeland Security and National Cyber Security Centre, April 8, 2020: COVID-19 Exploited by Malicious Cyber Actors

Federal Bureau of Investigation, March 30, 2020: Cyber Criminals Take Advantage of COVID-19 Virus for Cyber Criminal Schemes

Department of Homeland Security, March 27, 2020: Nation-State Cyber Actors Likely to Conduct COVID-19-Themed Spear-Phishing Against Homeland Targets

National Crime Agency, March 26, 2020: Beware Fraud and Scams During COVID-19 Pandemic Fraud

National Crime Agency, March 22, 2020: Organised Crime groups May Try to Exploit the Coronavirus Outbreak to Target the UK