Coronavirus is being used to spread computer viruses

Hackers are taking advantage of the Wuhan-originated epidemic to distribute malicious files in the form of videos or documents with details and recommendations related to the disease.

Coronavirus is being used to spread computer viruses

The coronavirus has reached the cyber world through infected files containing instructions on preventive measures of the virus, ways to detect it and updates on the state of the epidemic in the world.

The viruses covered in these videos or documents range from worms to Trojans and have the appearance of PDF, mp4 and docx with information on the epidemic declared as an international emergency.

Malware are able to block, modify, delete and steal all kinds of information from the devices from where they were downloaded.

For this reason, it is necessary and important to pay attention and be careful with the files received on this subject and the links visited. It is not recommended to rely on the informative contents about the virus, received by instant messaging channels.

Some of the malicious files sent by cybercriminals are the following, according to Kaspersky: Worm / VBS.Dinihou.ry Python.Agent.c, UDS: DangerousObject.Multi.Generic, and .ew, HEUR: Trojan.WinLNK.Agent.gen and HEUR: Trojan.PDF.Badur.b.

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