ESET reported that cybercriminals are misleading people with alleged Covid-19 vaccine waiting lists
2020 was marked by the pandemic by the Covid-19, since the end of last year, countries began to vaccinate to the people. Each country developed its own strategy to get the drug to its citizens.
Therefore, in order for it to reach all people, certain processes must be followed. This situation has caused cyber criminals carry out certain scams on the web.
The computer security company ESET revealed that hackers have taken advantage of the interest that exists Covid-19 vaccine to deceive people and obtain their personal data.
In this sense, the company alerted individuals to the increase in ransomware attacks, fraud and other crimes. ESET detailed that it detected the distribution of a email in which it is supposedly a waiting list of the coronavirus vaccine.
In the mail they are offered the possibility of being able to access the drug ahead of time, for this they ask for data from interested persons.
The company of Informatic security detailed that they request a large amount of information. Claiming that it is with the intention of being able to evaluate if they are eligible and in this way add it to the list.
However this mail turns out to be false and cyber criminals they can easily access people’s data.
Experts point out that the reason why people easily fall for this scam is because of the anxiety that exists to be able to get the Covid-19 vaccine.
It is not the first scam that they have detected related to the pandemic, as analysts have indicated that they have been carried out cyber attacks with subjects that go from “offers of masks and tests of detection of the disease to miracle cures and the delivery of false economic aid”.
How to protect yourself from attacks on the pandemic?
ESET pointed out that the only way you have to protect yourself over the mail with the supposed list for the Covid-19 vaccine, is to stay informed and confirm any mail that arrives.
In this sense, it is requested not to provide personal data or to trust if you have to pay some type of commission. You should also avoid clicking links or downloading files that arrive in unexpected emails or messages from unknown sources.
Experts recommend consulting official sources to obtain updated information on the vaccination and check with a trusted healthcare provider for more assurance.