Over the last two years, threat actors have found many lucrative ways to exploit pandemic-induced lifestyle changes and financial strain by creating scams using package delivery services as well as unemployment payments, grants, and vaccine passports as lures. As the world begins to adjust to life beyond Covid-19, threat actors are creating new lures, while still focusing on consumer behavior driven by the pandemic.
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Throughout the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, when companies and consumers were forced to adapt to remote working arrangements and adopt digital interactions with family and friends to stay connected, PhishFeed witnessed a stark rise in phishing attacks, particularly in attacks configured to show only on mobile devices. Since January 2020, PhishFeed has collected tens of thousands of phishing URLs and kits, many of which were branded with COVID-themed domains, URLs, or attack content by the responsible threat actors, as seen in Figure 1.