The world is experiencing hard times right now and while this stage is full of fear and panic for people, some see it as a good way of propagating and earning money.
Attention! Cybercriminals are using Covid-19 outbreak for their own advantage. There are various kinds of scams and tricks used to make people install malicious software.
“World’s best protection” website?!
The latest website that turned out to be a scam was advertised as “Corona Antivirus World’s best protection”. It sounds like nonsense, but the website is supposed to protect users from the real Coronavirus infection. To make things more absurd, the creators of the malware attached a note stating:
“Our scientists from Harvard University have been working on a special AI development to combat the virus using a windows app. Your PC actively”
The newly discovered malware was discovered by Malwarebytes and many more are popping out. Malware, phishing attacks, trojan horses are aimed to breach your security on the Web and to get control over your PC, steal save passwords, take screenshots, etc.
How to stay safe on the Web?
Now it is the time when people mostly work remotely from home. That is why being extra cautious is critical. Do not download from unknown websites and stay alert when instant pop out messages appear on your computer.
If you want to learn more about cyber hygiene, you can read our article on How to be absolutely secure on the Web.
Hello VPN wishes you to stay safe and protected at any time anywhere!