Experts Warn of Computer Viruses Disguised as Coronavirus Information
Cyber-criminals are exploiting fears around the outbreak
Cybersecurity experts are issuing a warning surrounding threats of computer viruses posing online as files about the deadly coronavirus outbreak.
“It’s getting their attention, because everyone’s been in tune, around the world, on this virus,” Raleigh cybersecurity expert Giovanni Masucci said to NBC affiliate WECT.
Officials with the Kaspersky cybersecurity firm said they've found dangerous files posing as commonly known files including PDFs, MP4s and DOCs. The files have indicated that they contain information on how to protect people from the coronavirus, updates on the threat and virus detection procedures.
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