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Getting Ready for a New Era of COVID-19 Related Phishing

As with many major events, threat actors are quick to adapt relevant topics as part of their phishing campaigns to increase the likelihood of success. With its global impact, this has been the case with the COVID-19 pandemic as threat actors in the early stages of the event were quick to utilize the topic for spearphishing lures.

On this latest Eye on Security podcast, John Atrache, Principal Consultant for Mandiant, joins me to discuss all things email. We cover a variety of topics, including how threat actors are continuously updating their phishing campaigns as new developments around the pandemic arise. We also cover the importance of organizations increasing their vigilance during disruptive events, and how to implement quick and effective hardening controls to mitigate the risk of successful phishing activity.

Listen to the episode today, and then learn even more by checking out our blog post on COVID-19 themed phishing attacks and how to manage email phishing risks.