One hundred German companies in need of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as facemasks and medical gear were targeted in a COVID-19 phishing scheme designed to steal and exfiltrate user credentials.

IBM X-Force IRIS discovered unknown hackers erected a fake Microsoft login page connected to different Yandex email accounts, although it was unknown how many of the attacks succeeded, according to Security Intelligence, which closely tracked 40 of the impacted firms and first reported the attacks.

A German government task force brought the commerce leaders together in late March when the global supply chain scrambled to locate and buy available PPE as the pandemic rapidly taxed hospitals and healthcare providers to their breaking point while dealing with unprecedented loss of life from the new disease.

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