In a recent blog post, Google announced that spammers are sending around 18 million coronavirus related false emails every day. These emails were just in addition to the 240 million spam messages related to COVID 19. Google had already blocked all spam emails. It has also warned the users of Gmail about hackers who are trying to take advantage of the current situation. The fear in the surrounding has given an advantage to the spammer. Phishing is nothing new but the coronavirus topic has increased the number of attempts.
More than 1.4 billion people use Gmail. So, the chances of getting exploitation from spam emails increases. Hackers are sending emails using great organization names like world Health Organisation to circulate malware and getting donations. They are also using big government agencies names to extract a huge amount of money. The messages are provoking people not to follow stay-at-home orders. Google is working to protect its user from hacking attempts by constant monitoring coronavirus related mails. It is also trying to stop the extent of malware and phishing throughout the systems and workflows. It recommends the users to do a complete security check-up and report the spam emails.