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Fake Online Coronavirus Map Installing Malware on Computers

Cyber criminals are taking advantage of the Coronavirus COVID-19 to steal personal data. A malicious website pretending to be the live map for Coronavirus Global Cases by Johns Hopkins University is circulating on the Internet. Individuals searching the Internet for a Coronavirus map could unwittingly click on the malicious link “corona-virus-map[dot]com” and have their computer infected. Visiting the website infects the computer with the AZORult trojan, an information stealing program which can exfiltrate sensitive data. It is recommended that online users read the article “What is Malware” for a better understanding of how to avoid being infected.

Reference the following link for detailed analysis. https://blog.reasonsecurity.com/2020/03/09/covid-19-info-stealer-the-map-of-threats-threat-analysis-report/

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