Hackers hiding malware in bogus map of Covid-19 spread, says cybersecurity firm

Cybercriminals are hiding their malware as a map that tracks Covid-19 cases, taking advantage of the public's curiosity. — Reason Labs

Cyber criminals are now using malware, dressed up as a map that tracks Covid-19 cases, to infect the computers of those trying to keep updated on the pandemic.

Reason Cybersecurity issued a threat analysis report about how the malware was embedded in a file, usually named Corona-virus-Map.com.exe, around 3.26MB in size.

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