In this time of the coronavirus spread and rampant internet searching for updated information, the Department of Health and Human Services is warning about malicious websites posing as valid coronavirus live maps and other information sources.
“Please see the Department of Health and Human Services informational bulletin on a malicious website pretending to be the live map for Coronavirus Global Cases,” says Scott Munsterman, DC, of ChiroArmor and the Best Practices Academy. “When users visit the website, it affects the computer with the AZORult trojan, an information stealing program. It is likely being spread through infected email attachments, malicious online advertisements, and social engineering.”
The Department of Health and Human Services bulletin states, “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…Furthermore, anyone searching the internet for a Coronavirus map could unwittingly navigate to this malicious website.”
A sample of the malware being deployed by “corona-virus-map[dot]com” was submitted and analyzed and received an extremely malicious threat score of 100/100 with Anti-virus (AV) detection at 76%, says the Department of Health and Human Services.
For more information or to see the full bulletin click here.
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