Scam alert: Malicious website claims to have coronavirus map

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Scam Alert (source: mgn)

A malicious website is claiming to have a map of coronavirus cases.

According to a City of Edinburg release, the website, Corona-Virus-Map.com, is circulating around the web claiming to be authorized by John Hopkins University.

Users who visit the website are infected with the AZORult trojan, an information-stealing program which can exfiltrate a variety of sensitive data, said the release.

According to the release, the virus is being spread through email attachments, malicious online advertisements, and social engineering.

Furthermore, anyone searching the internet for a coronavirus map could unwittingly navigate to this malicious website. 

Below is a screenshot of the malicious website.

For the real coronavirus map, users can visit https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6.

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