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People warned that fake coronavirus website delivers malware

 

Last updated 3/13/2020 at 5:19pm

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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