Cyber criminals are plotting large cyber attacks under the cover of the Corona epidemic that is wreaking havoc all over the world. The central government has warned that in the name of giving information related to cyber criminals Covid-19 can empty your bank account. They can also steal your personal information. The government has said that such attacks can happen on a large scale from Sunday, in such a situation people should be alert.
CERT-In, the nodal agency of Cyber Security of India, has issued advisory in view of the possibility of online phishing in bank accounts. It says that the thugs who carried out the possible cyber attack claim to be associated with government departments, institutions and business bodies are stealing your personal information.
This advisory released on Friday specifically states that thugs may show themselves as organizations or organizations that are distributing government financial aid. The advisory instructs not to open them, instructing to be especially careful with email IDs like ‘[email protected]’.
According to the advisory, the cyber criminal can send an email containing the virus, describing himself as the official issuing government relief for Covid-19. Such emails will take you to the fake website. There you will be asked to download a file or fill personal or financial information.
If you filled your information on it then you can be a victim of fraud. The government has said that online thugs are suspected to have personal email IDs of more than 20 lakh people. Thugs’ e-mails can come with a subject line of ‘Free Kovid-19 Testing for All Residents of Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai and Ahmedabad’. In this situation, extreme caution is required.