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Watch out for Phishy Pfizer’s Vaccine Posts - they could be Phish Bait!

Tue, Nov 24, 2020 at 7:00AM

Watch out for Phishy Pfizer’s Vaccine Posts - they could be Phish Bait!

Last week, pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced that long-term trials of their COVID-19 vaccine have been highly successful. This exciting development is a huge step towards ending the pandemic, but experts say we are still far from a publicly available vaccine. Read on for how to spot the Phantasy from the Phact! 

 Unfortunately, good news like this is often used by cybercriminals to catch your attention and manipulate your emotions. Expect to see mentions of a COVID-19 vaccine in phishing attacks and social media disinformation campaigns.  
 Here are some tips to stay safe:

  • Be suspicious of emails, texts, and social media posts that contain exciting or alarming information about a vaccine. This could be false information designed to intentionally mislead you—a tactic known as disinformation.
  • Always think before you click. Cyber attacks are designed to catch you off guard and trigger you to click impulsively. 
  • Stay informed by checking official government websites or following trusted news sources for information on vaccine developments.

 Stop, Look, and Think.


Don't be fooled.
The KnowBe4 Security Team

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