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Fake Corona Antivirus Software Used to Install Backdoor Malware
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Quote:Sites promoting a bogus Corona Antivirus are taking advantage of the current COVID-19 pandemic to promote and distribute a malicious payload that will infect the target's computer with the BlackNET RAT and add it to a botnet.
 
The two sites promoting the fake antivirus software can be found at antivirus-covid19[.]site and corona-antivirus[.]com as discovered by the Malwarebytes Threat Intelligence team and researchers at MalwareHunterTeam, respectively.
 
While the former was already taken down since Malwarebytes' report, the one spotted by MalwareHunterTeam is still active but it had its contents altered, with the malicious links removed and a donation link added to support the scammers' efforts — spoiler alert, no donations were made until now.
 
[Image: The%20malicious%20site.jpg]

"Download our AI Corona Antivirus for the best possible protection against the Corona COVID-19 virus," the site reads. "Our scientists from Harvard University have been working on a special AI development to combat the virus using a mobile phone app.

Read more: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/se...r-malware/
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Very important and useful news for all!! as many people consider the layout/design of the website to be the criteria for deciding whether the product is fraud/malicious among other criterion. It is very important to research before using a product especially one that is named after a epidemic.
Everyone should be very cautious especially in these times when hackers are using coronavirus to spread malware
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