The phishing scheme targeted 62 countries and sent out millions of lure emails to businesses, the company says.
Microsoft said Tuesday that it’s taken legal action to stop a widespread COVID-19-related hacking campaign. The lawsuit, unsealed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, allowed the tech giant to take control of domains that hackers were using to trick their victims.
Cyberattacks have spiked during the coronavirus pandemic, with more people working from home and most business discussions happening online. Scams surrounding the infectious disease have flooded the internet, with the FBI’s Internet Crimes Complaint Center receiving 20,000 coronavirus-related reports this year.
Microsoft said it worked to stop a hacking campaign targeting businesses in 62 countries with cyberattacks linked to COVID-19. …