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The number of cyber attacks – including email attacks – related to COVID-19 is spiking. Some researchers are reporting that COVID-19-related attacks represent the largest set of attacks on the same theme they’ve ever seen. And as more employees work from home, away from the secure systems that IT teams have implemented in offices, they are more vulnerable to these attacks.

Abnormal Security has published a three-part blog series and links to real-life examples of the attacks we’re seeing in the wild, along with information about what remote employees should watch out for in order to protect themselves:

Below we have deep dives of examples of actual attacks Abnormal Security has observed. These deep dives dissect the attack facets being employed to engender fear, urgency, and engagement with the recipient.

COVID-19-related attack deep dives