Today’s columnist, Mathieu Gorge of VigiTrust, expects attacks to emerge around any new COVID-based legislation passed by the Biden administration. He offers some strategies for managing the continued escalation of cyberattacks. BidenForPresident CreativeCommons Credit: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

While a vaccine for COVID-19 has been rolled out over the past several  weeks, distribution has gone very slow. After being stuck at home for almost a year, people have lockdown fatigue and need faster solutions and a sense of hope.

Hackers will view this fatigue as yet another major opportunity to strike. As vaccines are made available, the security industry expects a wide number of phishing scams to surface that lure people into buying “early releases” of vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna. I fully expect the emails to include very realistic logos for those firms, a special discount if the victim buys immediately, and a link to register and pay online that requires not only credit card info, but also some very sensitive protected health information.

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