Microsoft has revealed the cybercrime levels have not recorded a spike since the start of coronavirus outbreak. The US and UK government, along with the software company, have said that the volume of related attacks is relatively low. Microsoft said it had observed 76 threat variants to date globally using COVID-19 themed lures.
The joint government alert came from the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Cybercriminals are using the pandemic to spread malware and harvest details via phishing emails, and are scanning for vulnerable VPNs.