The fake vaccine scam emails - and how to spot them

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The fake vaccine scam emails - and how to spot them

Friday, 5 February

Email scammers feed on a crisis so it's no surprise that criminals have looked to exploit the global pandemic to try to steal money and data from unsuspecting victims.

In this episode Lucrezia Millarini speaks to Adenike Cosgrove from the cybersecurity researcher firm Proofpoint, who are working to expose the fraudsters.

These are the examples of fake emails disguised as vaccine alerts or health official warnings that Proofpoint have detected: https://www.proofpoint.com/us/blog/threat-insight/attackers-use-covid-19-vaccine-lures-spread-malware-phishing-and-bec

So how do you spot these fraudulent emails? What actions can you take to protect yourself from cyber criminals? And what should you do if you realise you have fallen victim to a scam?

Adenike shares everything you need to know to keep yourself safe online.
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