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Posted on: March 11, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Fake Coronavirus Map Delivers Malware

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A malicious website pretending to be a live map for Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins University is circulating on the internet waiting for unwitting internet users to visit the website.

Visiting the website infects the computer with an information stealing program - it is used to steal browsing history, cookies, ID/passwords, cryptocurrency and more. It can also download additional malware onto infected machines.  If you are infected by this particular malicious software, this article contains remediation information (search for the word Remediation or scroll to the bottom of the article).

As the coronavirus continues to spread and more apps and technologies are developed to monitor it, we will likely be seeing an increase in corona malware.  Please use caution when opening emails or visiting websites claiming to have information about the coronavirus.  We recommend only visiting known, reputable sites.


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