Human Coronavirus reaches deep into your computer
Evil hackers use a social alarm to grab valuable information from the most innocent users.
“A world built on fantasy. Synthetic emotions in the form of pills.
Psychological wars in the form of advertising. Chemical substances that alter the mind in the way of food. Brainwashes in the form of media. Isolated needles under control in the form of social networks.
This alarmist message is closely related to the current issue: the Human Coronavirus.
Human Coronavirus Unpredictable Spread
Society is concerned about the spread of this virus. The biggest problem is the difficulty in controlling its expansion.
And it has transmitted through the respiratory tract. Indeed, the symptoms are of a common cold. And they are making it very difficult to detect.
Under this breeding, ground hoaxes appear in different companies. And some can even be fed by the competition.
Can a virus go in an Aliexpress home delivery package? The answer is no. There is no risk of contagion through a box.
We don’t know how these hoaxes may be affecting companies. However, in particular, Aliexpress has had to delay orders due to a shortage of employees in their factories. That has infected with the Human coronavirus.
Hackers are Taking Advantages from People Fear
In global crises like the current one. Some people take advantage of the situation to get a slice. And, among them, are hackers.
To take advantage of the situation, these dark-side computer scientists send malicious files to our emails. The names of which are related to instructions on how to protect yourself from the virus.
And updates on the progress of the disease, and even virus detection procedures.
These acts of black hat hackers have detected by Kaspersky. It is one of the best-known computer antivirus systems. “Human coronavirus and its evolution are in the news in all the media today. And it has also used as bait by cybercriminals.
So far, we have only seen ten files, but as usually happens with these types of themes, this trend is expected to grow.
As people continue to worry about their health, more malware hidden in fake coronavirus documents will continue to spread, ”says Anton Ivanov, malware analyst at Kaspersky.
According to the company on its blog, files can range from Trojans to worms capable of destroying, blocking, modifying, or copying data. And also in interfering with the operation of computers or computer networks.
The extension of the files comes disguised as pdf, mp4, or Docx, that is, the extensions that we usually work with the most.
But, the attacks do not end here; other types of malware in the form of phishing have also been detected. What is this computer virus about? It is a fraudulent method to fish personal data (passwords, credit card data, keys, or bank account numbers, among others) using as a bait a false identity on the internet.
Hackers send an email that “appears” to come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a real institution in the United States.
In the message, the supposed organization offers some recommendations about Human coronavirus.
A careless user might not notice the difference, as the domain the emails come from is compelling: cdc-gov.org, while CDC’s actual area is cdc.gov.
A link appears in the body of the message that redirects you to another page, apparently with an interface similar to that of Microsoft Outlook.
The website requests your login credentials and password. When you send this data, hackers receive a request with this valuable information. They use to search your email and steal any useful data.
Therefore, you must take specific measures when working with your computer. From Kaspersky, they advise observing to identify wrong addresses, wrong domains, URLs with misleading labels, and other signs.
Also, avoid suspicious links that promise exclusive content and check the extension of the downloaded file. Documents and video files must not be in .exe or .lnk format. Don’t fall into the cybercriminals trap.