Hackers are exploiting coronavirus fears

Via The Next Web

During times of panic, uncertainty, and fast-moving information, hackers are likely to strike and take advantage of the fact that many people are looking for information and don’t know how to discern what’s real and what’s legitimate. Here are a few ways hackers are striking.

They’re creating websites with URLs related to coronavirus and prompting users to download maps that display coronavirus coverage. The maps may or may not be real and may be coming from legitimate sources, but hackers have injected malicious code in the download to install malware on a victim’s computer.

In most legitimate cases, these kinds of maps don’t need to be downloaded. The only reason hackers prompt a download is to successfully infect your device.

If you’re looking for information about coronavirus, only stick with official sources and avoid downloading anything unless absolutely necessary.

For more detail, visit The Next Web.

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