Researchers from Reason Labs reported that attackers are designing websites that display updated maps of the spread of Coronavirus. The websites prompt viewers to download and run a Windows application to keep up to date on the latest information, but the software actually installs the AZOrult malware to steal passwords, credit card numbers, and other data from infected computers. The malware also installs additional malware and creates a hidden backdoor account that attackers can use to access the computer. According to researchers at Check Point, over 50% of websites related to Coronavirus are designed to install malware on victim computers.
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