Is there a Coronavirus computer virus?

Obviously Coronavirus is a pandemic and something we should all be taking seriously...but what are these rumors about a "coronavirus computer virus??"


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Maxwell81

there is malware with malicious binaries being downloaded but i think its only on windows right now. to my understanding hackers are basically leveraging existing tools for visualizing the spread of the virus and redirecting users to faulty versions which prompt them to download an application.

never download anything. all of these tools are available in the browser.

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Vivianne77

yes...and your infected

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Kiel_Shields32

to my understanding there is in the general sense that criminals will always want to target vulnerability. Hackers are using fear and COVID scare to convince people to download malicious binaries.

@maxwell81 is right don't download anything :)

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Giovani_Gleason

its just a trendy phising scam i think...

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stackchief

very true.

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Jayson.Anderson

no hackers are legit hacking into the corona virus map applications and installing malware on peoples computers...

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stackchief

lol

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Rose_Frami22

its coronavirus

one word