DMARC and the prevention of World Health Organization phishing scams

In recent years the outbreak and spread of COVID-19 have left many people with fears and questions. With various medical opinions, news outlets spreading varied statistics, case number and death reports, and safety recommendations that varied between countries, states, cities, and individual businesses, people often felt desperate for information.

The combination of these factors created an environment in which phishing attempts were easily successful, targeting the population by utilizing the World Health Organization’s (WHO) name as a cover. While phishing attempts, particularly those utilizing email are common, they are unfortunately frequently successful.

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