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Five data breaches that occurred earlier this year pose the greatest risk for scams relating to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to the inventor of a cybersecurity algorithm.

In order to pull off a COVID-19 scam, cybercriminals need a person’s contact information and account information as well as the “identifiers” that person used to access those accounts, Jim Van Dyke, CEO of Breach Clarity, said in a press release.

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