While I am definitely low tech and challenged by most things electronic, that is not the case with my daughter Kim. So when she passes along info, I pay attention.
In light of the chaos and confusion about coronavirus, I share this info Kim shared with me.
Beware of Fake Coronavirus / COVID-19 Websites
We ask that you to continue to be vigilant as cyber criminals are actively attempting to exploit us with what sounds to be important information about Coronavirus. A malicious website pretending to be the live map for Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins University is circulating on the internet waiting for unwitting internet users to visit the website (i.e., corona-virus-map[dot]com).
Visiting the malicious website infects the user with the AZORult Trojan, an information stealing program which can exfiltrate a variety of sensitive data from your computer. It is likely being spread via infected email attachments, malicious online advertisements, and social engineering. Furthermore, anyone searching the internet for a Coronavirus map could unwittingly navigate to this malicious website. DO NOT visit this web site.
IMPORTANT: The only websites we recommend you visit for Coronavirus/COVID-19 information are the following:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html