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People warned that fake coronavirus website delivers malware


March 13, 2020

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

People are warned to stay away from this malicious website, claiming to be a coronavirus map from Johns Hopkins University, which infects systems with malware.

U.S. Health and Human Services is warning people a malicious website claiming to be the live map for Coronavirus COVID-2019 is circulating on the internet.

Visiting the website infects the user with an information0stealingmprogram which can take a variety of sensitive data.

It is likely being spread via infected email attachments, malicious online advertisements, and social engineering, a release said. Furthermore, anyone searching the internet for a Coronavirus map could unwittingly navigate to this malicious website.

People are warned to stay away from the malicious site.


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