Atlas VPN: Cybercrime created over 35,500 unique websites related to coronavirus in the last month. The objective is to swindle money via phishing scams or selling masks, hand-sanitizers, virus testing kits
Cybercrime created over 35,500 unique websites related to coronavirus in the last month. It has been discovered by Atlas VPN cyber security experts in a research. The objective is to swindle money via phishing scams or selling masks, hand-sanitizers, or even virus testing kits. The report also that at least 2,000 websites related to COVID-19 are created daily, with half of them being scam. Amazon and Shopify are taking matters into their own hands, by removing misleading listings or shutting down suspicious e-shop sites. The first company removed over 530,000 coronavirus-related product listings due to price-gouging and more than 1 million misleading listings. Vendors claimed that their masks can completely block COVID-19 or that their offered pills will supposedly kill the virus in your system. The second also reports that they closed a significant amount of websites (more than 4,500 related to the virus).
The cyber security experts: COVID-19 had an huge impact of people online shopping, that has been exploited by Criminal Hackers
According to the cyber security experts, a survey published by Forbes shows how coronavirus pandemic changes shopping habits, which shows that men and women are behaving differently. It turns out that 47% of men and 41% of women agreed COVID-19 had an impact on their purchase decisions in general. Respondents also claimed pandemic made them buy additional groceries: 22% of men are buying more grocery products than usual versus only 17% of women who noticed an increase in their grocery-spendings. The poll also shows that almost one in five men are shopping online more than usual. While only 18% of women reported their online shopping is more frequent. Approximately one-third of both men and women agreed they are shopping in physical stores less than before. This gave cybercrime a big weapon to gain money, exploiting people vulnerabilities.