Cybercriminals are taking Advantages Through Coronavirus and Covid-19 tracking apps and websites.
Coronavirus Outbreak is trending these days, and the reason cybercriminals are active for malicious activities.
Alert! The coronavirus tracking application is infecting Android devices with Ransomware.
Infected smartphone users ask to pay ransom $100 to unlock.
The Domaintools security researchers found a Malicious App named CovidLock. The purpose of the app that will give them access to a Coronavirus map tracker that appears to provide tracking and statistical information about COVID-19, including heatmap visuals.
The security research team has continuously been monitoring these suspicious domains. The DomainTools security research team discovered a domain (coronavirusapp[.]site) that claims to have a real-time Coronavirus outbreak tracker available via an app download.
But in reality the app is malicious with ransomware. This Android ransomware application, previously unseen in the wild, has been titled “CovidLock” because of the malware’s capabilities and its background story. CovidLock uses techniques to deny the victim access to their phone by forcing a change in the password used to unlock the phone. This is also known as a screen-lock attack and has been seen before on Android ransomware.
CoronaVirus Tracker Map Website Malware
The reason Cybersecurity researchers found and analyzed this malware that had weaponized coronavirus map applications in order to steal credentials such as user names, passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive information that is stored in the users’ browser. Attackers can use this information for many other operations as well, such as selling it on the deep web or for gaining access to bank accounts or social media.
The new malware activates a strain of malicious software known as AZORult. AZORult is an information stealer and was first discovered in 2016. It is used to steal browsing history, cookies, ID/passwords, cryptocurrency and more. It can also download additional malware onto infected machines.
Do not click unknown link. If you will get message for Coronavirus and CovidLock-19 outbreak precaution to open the app or website, think before to click on link, it might be malicious.