Information Technology

Protect yourself Against COVID-19 scams and malicious websites

Hackers use interactive map and malicious attachments or links to spread malware!

You may receive malware and phishing attacks around the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hackers have weaponized a live COVID-19 map to spread the AZORult malware, which steals passwords, payment card information, cookies, and other sensitive data.

Hackers are also using COVID-19 information as a lure in phishing attacks.

Expect high quality social engineering attempts due to the plethora of information about COVID-19, and users’ desire to keep up-to-date on the illness and its impacts.

Use trusted sources—such as legitimate, government websites—for up-to-date, fact-based information about COVID-19.