Google announced it had intercepted 18 million COVID-19-related malware and phishing emails every day last week.
According to the company, this represented almost 20% of the total number of phishing messages blocked daily by Gmail.
And, according to the company, this does not include the 240 million coronavirus-related spam messages that its automated systems filter out every day.
Last week, U.S. and UK cybersecurity officials warned that hackers and criminals are taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis to deceive people around the world.
“Existing malware campaigns that were simply updated to exploit the heightened attention on COVID-19,” I publish Google warning that the messages are trying to reach professionals who are working in the home office.
Currently, with more than 1.5 billion users and 5 million paying companies, Gmail is the most widely used email service in the world.