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SCAM! Fake Coronavirus website

Fake Online Coronavirus Map Delivers Well-known Malware

A malicious website pretending to be the 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 user with the AZORult trojan, an information stealing program which can exfiltrate a variety of sensitive data. It is likely being spread via infected email attachments, malicious online advertisements, and social engineering. Furthermore, anyone searching the internet for a Coronavirus map could unwittingly navigate to this malicious website.

Please pass this information on to your family, friends, neighbors, especially those who may be more vulnerable to these types of scams.

Chief Richard Howe