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When people ask me what Unit 42, does, the most concise answer I can normally give is “we research bad guys doing bad things.” With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic spreading around the world, many of us have had to adapt our lives to accommodate the new reality. Bad guys are no different. They’ve also adapted and are taking advantage of this pandemic to launch cyber attacks.

Although the Spanish flu caused around 50 million deaths in 1918, the Dow Jones index decreased by only 14.3%. Since February 17th 2020, the US index has fallen by 34.5% due to the Corona outbreak. Losses of the German DAX are even higher.  The data is presented in the new infographic by Kryptoszene.de. The current development is compared with financial crises from the past.