A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is handled at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. (U.S. Secretary of Defense, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons. DOD photo by Lisa Ferdinando.)

As millions of people roll up their sleeves and receive their COVID-19 vaccines, company executives or HR departments will need to issue to employees communications related to inoculations and the prospects of returning to a physical office environment.

This is opening up a new angle for phishing scammers, who are sending emails that appear to be company-issued information referencing vaccines and COVID-19 directives. Indeed, in a Monday blog post, researchers at INKY warned that in late winter, a “wide swath” of its business clients received phishing emails featuring COVID-related lures and content inspired by some of the pandemic’s latest developments.

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