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Avoid COVID-19 vaccine fraud and hoaxes – Romance scams cause record-high losses – Exaramel in the spotlight after attacks in France

With the rollouts of COVID-19 vaccines gaining speed, fraudsters deploy campaigns that attempt to relieve people of their data and money or spread false claims about the vaccines. Newly released statistics about romance scams paint a dire picture – losses stemming from this flavor of fraud are soaring during the pandemic. Exaramel, a backdoor discovered by ESET three years ago, has been used in attacks against IT companies in France.

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