Hackers and online criminals are taking advantage of the growing fears the CoronaVirus brings. They are praying on the fears to steal passwords and data.
Since that report was released last week, there have been some high-profile examples. A more notable attack was aimed at a popular interactive COVID-19 tracking map maintained by Johns Hopkins University.
It was reported that the map had been targeted by hackers who are selling malware claiming to compromise the map and infect users. Johns Hopkins spokeswoman Jill Rosen said the university is aware of the malware that impersonates its COVID-19 site, and warned users to only trust the maps at its own site and one maintained by ArcGIS. The malware requires users to download software to generate the fake map, Rosen told MarketWatch.