According tomedia reports, cybercrime never sleeps, and now the world is watching the new coronavirus outbreak, so the former want to use the latter for their own profit. This time it’s a fake Windows antivirus called Corona Antivirus. Malwarebytes and MalwareHunter found the fake app on two different websites.
“Our scientists from Harvard University have been working on a special AI development technique to combat this (new crown) virus by using Windows apps,” the app’s website reads. When your app is running, your PC will actively protect you from coronaviruses (Cov). “
The site provides an infected installer that, according to Malwarebytes, does not drop BlackNET RAT on an attacked machine, and the device is automatically added to the BlackNET botnet.
Malware infection sits on its own with a range of features, including launching DDOS attacks as part of a botnet, screenshots, stealing sensitive information such as Firefox cookies, saving passwords and Bitcoin wallets, and running a keylogger to monitor activity on the system.
“In the meantime, you need to be safe at home and online,” says Malwarebytes. The number of scams we’ve seen over the last few weeks shows that criminals take advantage of any situation. We recommend that you update your computer at any time and take extra care when downloading new programs. Beware of instant notifications and other messages, even if they look like they’re from a friend. “