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Phishing Actors Started To Exploit New Omicron COVID-19 Variant

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Phishing actors have started to exploit the newly identified Omicron Variant of COVID-19 by sending fake emails.

Hackers are targeting the UK by pretending they are from the National Health Service (NHS). Victims are offered a free Omicron PCR test to help them get around with restrictions. This gives hackers a way to get data from the victims, like personal information and banking credentials.

Things to do if you fall victim: 

  • If you feel you have compromised your bank credentials, call your bank directly to double-check and cancel your card/accounts if needed.
  • Make it a habit to monitor your bank account closely and review transactions.

Source: BleepingComputer – Phishing actors start exploiting the Omicron COVID-19 variant.