back to article No, the head of the World Health Organization has not emailed you – it's a message laced with malware

It is time for another Reg security summary. 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- …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Ball-less Suits

    It's time for the ball-less suits running WHO to grow a pair and insist the world shuts down wet markets permenently, not piddle around telling the average person they need to be tracked.

    1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

      Well, there's at least somebody else that agrees with you concerning the markets.

      Personally, I wouldn't set foot in such an area. I need my meat to be cut, cleaned and lay in a refrigerated enclosure without flies or anything running around.

      1. Arthur the cat Silver badge

        The one time I was in a Chinese wet market (back in the 80s) the most remarkable thing about it was the lack of flies. It was a massive surprise.

        1. Version 1.0 Silver badge

          I hadn't thought of that, when I was in China for a month, a year ago, I don't remember seeing a single fly anywhere. The trouble is that these days when you point out something like this, the social mediaidiots will be posting that the reason you don't see flies is because the Chinese eat them.

          We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us

  2. Arthur the cat Silver badge


    It always amazes me that people think that the head of the WHO (or any other huge organisation) would be emailing them personally about a pandemic (or any other hot topic). Yes, there are probably a few hundred specialists he knows personally and emails, but a random person unconnected with the WHO?

    1. Version 1.0 Silver badge

      Re: Gullibility

      I just saw three of them arrive in one mailbox - they sailed through all the email scanning, people are worried and they get an email about health safety measures ... they will be clicking on the button to open the file.

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