Americans anxious over the spread of COVID-19 could be forgiven for falling for an email that purports to provide information on the pandemic from "The Federal Government, President Donald Trump," but is instead a phishing scheme originating from a Russian email account.

In a company blog post and research report, email security company INKY reported its discovery of the campaign, was designed to infect victims with an unspecified malware program.

Hackers have been busily turning out phishing campaigns impersonating the likes of the WHO and CDC ever since the coronavirus began its frightening spread.

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