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No, the head of the World Health Organization has not emailed you – it's a message laced with malware
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Scammers impersonate WHO boss

As happens every time there is a major news event, scumbags exploit the public's interest to spread malware. This time, criminals have picked on the World Health Organization's handling of the global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Researchers at IBM X-Force report the HawkEye malware is being spread under the guise of an email alert from WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Victims are asked to open an attachment, launching the password-and-Bitcoin-harvesting Windows malware.

"One thing worth mentioning is that the attackers put some effort in hiding the real intention of it," X-Force said. "The environmental awareness of our sample was quite good and average users would most likely not notice an info-stealer being installed."

While most Reg readers know better than to fall for these scams, it is worth pointing out to keep less tech-savvy friends and family safe in these times of panic.
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I would not be fooled. A name like that cannot be real.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
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This scammer website redirects and is blacklisted by McAfee and is "blocked by web authorities":

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Anaxagoras wrote: Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:36 pm I would not be fooled. A name like that cannot be real.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
It's real.

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Anaxagoras wrote: Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:36 pm I would not be fooled. A name like that cannot be real.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
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Dr. Who?

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"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far." – Grammatron
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