As you are aware, the COVID-19 Coronavirus is at the top of every newsfeed across the globe. As such, our Department of Information Technology would like to make employees and citizens aware of possible malware threats and phishing scams that are circulating.
For your reference, we have attached a malware notice received from the Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center and the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
In summary, the warning message reads:
A malicious website pretending to be the live map for Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins University is circulating on the internet waiting for unwitting Internet users to visit the website. Visiting the website infects the user with the AZORult trojan, an information stealing program which can exfiltrate a variety of sensitive data.
The website in reference is “corona-virus-map[dot]com”. Please note “[dot]” in the malicious website address below has been added to prevent accidental connection to this website.
Additionally, please be vigilant in examining all emails received as the Coronavirus will likely be used in the subject of many phishing email attempts.
To review the entire notice, please click here.