Google’s Webpage Give Warning About COVID-19 Related Online
Google’s Webpage Warning About COVID-19 Related Online Scams Now Available in 4 Indic Languages
The Google has added Indic language support to its dedicated webpage designed to help users avoid COVID-19 online security risks.This result of the new move, these webpage, which is a part of the Google Safety website, is available in Bangla, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu languages in addition to the existing English and Hindi. This search giant brought the webpage last week with an aim to provide information about online risks & scams associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The range of new scams including phishing emails posing as messages from charities and NGOs fighting the deadly disease has been detected by Google.
Latest update by Google are allowed users to visit the dedicated webpage in Bangla, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu languages. They provides the key points to spot and avoid online scams related to COVID-19. The image has also been featured on the webpage to give an example of how a phishing email falsely claiming to give a message about these pandemic can be seen.This mentioned, it was launched in English and Hindi last week
Action About Phishing Email
In Generally the phishing emails pose as messages from charities & NGOs battling COVID-19, directions from ‘administrators' to the employees working from home, & even notices spoofing healthcare providers. These emails contain fake links that often imitate established websites by adding extra words or letters to them to check the URL's validity by hovering over it (on desktop) or with a long press (on mobile), taking care not to click any suspicious links, Google explains in a press note.
The addition to phishing emails, scammers may use SMS messages, automated calls, and malicious websites to catch their potential victims.The Users are, therefore, advised to verify messages and calls they receive and avoid relying on random calls they get.
Google Placed Machine Learning To Detect Scam
The Google are placed to its machine-learning classifiers to detect scams. These classifiers have globally seen 18 million daily malware & phishing attempts related to COVID-19, in the addition to more than 240 million spam messages associated with the pandemic.
The Google said that its Threat Analysis Group found hackers to targeting international health organisations.The Email and password details of nearly 25,000 healthcare workers at the World Health Organization (WHO), in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation among others were also reportedly dumped on the Web last month.
Solutions To Restrict COVID-19 Scams
These webpage that was launched in English and Hindi earlier also emphasise on adding two-factor authentication (2FA) to online accounts. Its provides links to report potentially suspicious content and share the given tips with others to help eradicate COVID-19 online scams.