As more and more business and education institutes shutter their doors against the coronavirus pandemic, the whole global community is exposed more dependence on the digital world. Work from home, learn from home and care from home is getting a very strong foothold globally. It is also high time for cyber attackers to prey on our increased reliance on digital tools and the uncertainty of the contagious virus. The attackers are cashing in on human desperation to deceive Internet users and distribute harmful software.
This research paper focuses on social engineering where victims are tricked by carefully crafted website or messages that exploiting human psychological weakness like curiosity. Coronavirus malware, spam emails, fake coronavirus website and online portals are prevalent in the digital world.