Wednesday, June 24, 2020

COVID-19 FREE TEST? REAL OR FAKE?

INDIANS. INDIAN SECURITY AGENCIES have issued the cyber alert which advisory came from the COMPUTER EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM-INDIA (CERT-IN).

FREE! FREE! FREE! ARE THERE CARRYING FREE TESTING FOR COVID-19? BEWARE OF THESE FAKE MESSAGE AND EMAILS. YOU COULD BE TRAPPED!!!

COVID-19 FREE TEST? REAL OR FAKE?

These days INDO-CHINA border issue is going on and CHINA is planning to trap many Indians with the name of the free COVID-19 test which is really a cyberattack carried out by the CHINESE cyber warriors to attack the INDIANS. INDIAN SECURITY AGENCIES have issued the cyber alert which advisory came from the COMPUTER EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM-INDIA (CERT-IN).

To avoid these phishing attacks carried out by CHINA. INDIA SECURITY AGENCY advised that before opening any emails or messages regarding free COVID-19 TEST we should watch for the like "ncov2019@gov.in" and we may get away from such emails and messages and we should also beware of these malicious activities and after following these some basic steps you may avoid these phishing attacks.


A senior official in the security department has also warned that these phishing attacks may be carried out to show you that those emails or messages are from the government with valid sources but they aren't the verified. These phishing attacks will show you that they are the agents of the government fiscal aids but actually they would be trying to trap you in that phishing.

The emails or messages would be also come with the subject with a "free COVID-19 test in NEW DELHI, MUMBAI, HYDERABAD, CHENNAI, AHMEDABAD, ETC" but they are only to attract you and make you any type of financial loss or data loss. The phishing group may have about the 2M emails which are at the target to trap.
COVID-19 FREE TEST? REAL OR FAKE?

PREVENTIVE MEASURES TO AVOID THESE ATTACKS

INDIAN SECURITY AGENCIES had provided some guidelines to avoid these attacks and they are as followed:-
  • All the security forces are very strictly prohibited to open or clicking such emails, messages, or any type of such notifications.
  • All the receivers who received such types of notifications are guided not to open or click on the attachment to stay away from the attacks.
  • The employees who are working on these forces are guided to be extra cautious to open such types of emails or attachments even after the sender is well known or any known person.
  • All are guided to do not submit any personal info or financial details which are unfamiliar or unknown website or links.
  • All are warned to be alert and beware of such emails and messages which contain suspicious data or attachments which claim to provide offers to free COVID-19 test or any other types of such rewards.
It is also suggested and provided guidelines to use safe browsing tools and antivirus and regularly update the spams and report if the content seems to be malicious or dangerous.

mr.unknown

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