Gmail Blocks 18 Million Spam Emails Related to COVID-19 Everyday

This scam email targeted businesses on Gmail

This scam email targeted businesses on Gmail

In only the last 7 days, Google saw over 18 million daily malware and phishing emails related to COVID-19.

Coronavirus phishing emails or the COVID-19 related scams have been one of the most conspicuous effects of coronavirus on human lives, besides the far-reaching impact on the global economy and public healthcare systems.

Scammers are sending 18 million hoax emails about Covid-19 to Gmail users every day, according to Google.

Most of these emails are from miscreants impersonating authoritative government organizations like the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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Google LLC today warned that it's seeing a big increase in the number of phishing, spam and malware emails being sent to businesses and their workers amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced millions of employees across the world to work from home. Safe browsing helps protect over four billion devices every day by displaying warnings to users when they navigate to unsafe sites or download risky files. Some purport to be from government institutions with information about stimulus payments. "Our ML models have evolved to understand and filter these threats, and we continue to block more than 99.9% of spam, phishing, and malware from reaching our users", Google said. Saying that they "proactively monitor" COVID-19 related frauds, the technology giant stated that the malware used in many examples is not new, only known methods are used repeatedly to exploit the COVID-19 outbreak. This protects users not just in Gmail but also in Chrome and Google products that are integrated. It further claimed that in G Suite, phishing and malware controls are turned on by default, which ensures that all G Suite users automatically have these proactive protections in place.

In order to protect yourself, Google provides a list of best practices that applies to organizations and everyday users. However, the same emails are also created to trick you into downloading a malicious file to take over your computer.

The practice has been going on for a while, but a new report from Google indicates these attacks have grown significantly, with millions of malicious emails being targeted at unsuspecting users on a daily basis.

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