Israeli cybersecurity firm warns of increase in online scams during virus crisis

Israeli cybersecurity firm Check Point warns of a recent sharp rise in online scams attempting to take advantage of people seeking financial relief amid the coronavirus crisis.

Many of these scams involved phishing through web pages designed to look government websites that require people to fill in their personal information, according to a report by Check Point.

The company says there has been a large uptick since March in domain registrations of websites relating to coronavirus stimulus packages and financial relief, dozens of which it flagged as malicious and hundreds more as suspicious.

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