With the spread of Covid-19, people around the world are eager to know where the onset of the disease has come. Many companies have released apps to know where the virus has been reached. Heat maps and John Hopkins University have presented real-time maps for users. but it is also alleged that the hackers are trying to install malware on computers by focusing on some other maps. Reason Labs researcher Shai Alfasi has revealed this to the tech world. He is accused of leaking the user name and password stored in the browser to the credit card number.
Attackers have created good smart websites for those who are looking for coronavirus. When a visitor visits the site, he/she is asked to download an app. Without thinking too much about the current situation, the user may try to download the app to see how coronavirus developers in a particular area.
When you click to install the app, it will not be installed on your computer, Instead, the coronavirus will show affected areas. Hackers will create malicious binary files and install them on the computer while the user is watching it. It is found that such installed files are constantly sending out data from the computer.
What's the solution?
Reports say that if this happens, the system may not need to be completely formatted. It was found that data leakage could only end if Windows installed a new copy. Alfasi says that data leakage is done according to a project prepared using software called AZORult. He says it can leak browsing history, cookies, IDs, passwords and cryptocurrency. It can also control computers by downloading and installing more malware and assault us usually sold by Russian underground sellers.
What to do?
If you want to look at the Covid-19 map, the safest option is to use the map provided by Johns Hopkins University and Bing Covid Map by Microsoft.