As everyone around the world is trying to get the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak, hackers exploit fear by posing destructive malware and phishing scams as new coronavirus-related information.
It is not uncommon that criminal hackers resort to using such global events and targeting users as a form of trickery attempting to spread malicious softwares. Attackers may use emails or messages with highly popular social media topics pertaining to virus detection, protection instructions and news of infected cases. Cyber security researches have found such examples within PDF, MP4 and DocX file formats.
As people are getting increasingly worried about the outbreak, other dangers that are pretending to provide them with information are likely to increase as well.
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