Jumat, 06 Maret 2020

Alert, Fraud Impersonated Selling Corona Virus Masks in Email is Increasingly Rife

Currently, so much information about the corona virus (Covid-19) circulates widely on the internet.  Utilizing these moments, cybercriminals also do various ways to benefit from less vigilant users.  In a recent report, Kaspersky found there were more than 30 malicious files scattered under the guise of documents related to corona virus information .  Cyber ​​security experts have also detected spam e-mail samples offering oxygen masks, which claim to protect users from the corona virus labeled "99.99% of the time" and links to buy links.  After the user clicks on the link in the email, they will be directed to a page with the mask offer.  Later, victims are asked to fill in credit card details to purchase masks to ward off the spread of the corona virus .  Missing Money or Receiving Low Quality Goods  Because the website hosting the URL is not linked to any product advertised, the victim will not receive the goods.  Not only that, the victim also has the potential to lose money, or in some cases they still receive products but of inappropriate quality.  "We often detect spam messages that link to popular topics. This is a typical case where the product offered should have exceptional quality and help users to protect themselves from threats, "commented Maria Vergelis, Kaspersky security analyst in his official statement, Friday (03/06/2020).  "While in reality the product does not have that quality or has never existed. It should be noted, this type of anti-pollution mask is very popular in Asia, making it attractive to users."  Disguised as Corona Virus Information Document  Previously, Kaspersky's detection technology also discovered malicious files disguised as documents related to the corona virus.  The malicious file was found disguised under the guise as if it was a pdf, mp4, docx about coronavirus.  The file names imply, they contain video instructions on how to protect themselves from viruses, current information about threats and virus detection procedures, which is actually not the case.  For example, a file called 2019 Novel Coronavirus.lnk, 5 CORONAVIRUS.FOGRAPHIC INFOGRAPHY, Affiche proce_dure de Coronavirus (3) .pdf.lnk, and How to prevent Coronavirus (1) .mp4.lnk has been found.  These files contain various threats, from trojans to worms , which are capable of destroying, blocking, modifying or copying data, as well as disrupting the operation of computers or computer networks.  If a user has clicked on and downloaded a file without having a cyber security solution, the malware will download and launch it on their device.


Currently, so much information about the corona virus (Covid-19) circulates widely on the internet.

Utilizing these moments, cybercriminals also do various ways to benefit from less vigilant users.

In a recent report, Kaspersky found there were more than 30 malicious files scattered under the guise of documents related to corona virus information .

Cyber ​​security experts have also detected spam e-mail samples offering oxygen masks, which claim to protect users from the corona virus labeled "99.99% of the time" and links to buy links.

After the user clicks on the link in the email, they will be directed to a page with the mask offer.

Later, victims are asked to fill in credit card details to purchase masks to ward off the spread of the corona virus .

Missing Money or Receiving Low Quality Goods

Currently, so much information about the corona virus (Covid-19) circulates widely on the internet.  Utilizing these moments, cybercriminals also do various ways to benefit from less vigilant users.  In a recent report, Kaspersky found there were more than 30 malicious files scattered under the guise of documents related to corona virus information .  Cyber ​​security experts have also detected spam e-mail samples offering oxygen masks, which claim to protect users from the corona virus labeled "99.99% of the time" and links to buy links.  After the user clicks on the link in the email, they will be directed to a page with the mask offer.  Later, victims are asked to fill in credit card details to purchase masks to ward off the spread of the corona virus .  Missing Money or Receiving Low Quality Goods  Because the website hosting the URL is not linked to any product advertised, the victim will not receive the goods.  Not only that, the victim also has the potential to lose money, or in some cases they still receive products but of inappropriate quality.  "We often detect spam messages that link to popular topics. This is a typical case where the product offered should have exceptional quality and help users to protect themselves from threats, "commented Maria Vergelis, Kaspersky security analyst in his official statement, Friday (03/06/2020).  "While in reality the product does not have that quality or has never existed. It should be noted, this type of anti-pollution mask is very popular in Asia, making it attractive to users."  Disguised as Corona Virus Information Document  Previously, Kaspersky's detection technology also discovered malicious files disguised as documents related to the corona virus.  The malicious file was found disguised under the guise as if it was a pdf, mp4, docx about coronavirus.  The file names imply, they contain video instructions on how to protect themselves from viruses, current information about threats and virus detection procedures, which is actually not the case.  For example, a file called 2019 Novel Coronavirus.lnk, 5 CORONAVIRUS.FOGRAPHIC INFOGRAPHY, Affiche proce_dure de Coronavirus (3) .pdf.lnk, and How to prevent Coronavirus (1) .mp4.lnk has been found.  These files contain various threats, from trojans to worms , which are capable of destroying, blocking, modifying or copying data, as well as disrupting the operation of computers or computer networks.  If a user has clicked on and downloaded a file without having a cyber security solution, the malware will download and launch it on their device.


Because the website hosting the URL is not linked to any product advertised, the victim will not receive the goods.

Not only that, the victim also has the potential to lose money, or in some cases they still receive products but of inappropriate quality.

"We often detect spam messages that link to popular topics. This is a typical case where the product offered should have exceptional quality and help users to protect themselves from threats, "commented Maria Vergelis, Kaspersky security analyst in his official statement, Friday (03/06/2020).

"While in reality the product does not have that quality or has never existed. It should be noted, this type of anti-pollution mask is very popular in Asia, making it attractive to users."

Disguised as Corona Virus Information Document

Currently, so much information about the corona virus (Covid-19) circulates widely on the internet.  Utilizing these moments, cybercriminals also do various ways to benefit from less vigilant users.  In a recent report, Kaspersky found there were more than 30 malicious files scattered under the guise of documents related to corona virus information .  Cyber ​​security experts have also detected spam e-mail samples offering oxygen masks, which claim to protect users from the corona virus labeled "99.99% of the time" and links to buy links.  After the user clicks on the link in the email, they will be directed to a page with the mask offer.  Later, victims are asked to fill in credit card details to purchase masks to ward off the spread of the corona virus .  Missing Money or Receiving Low Quality Goods  Because the website hosting the URL is not linked to any product advertised, the victim will not receive the goods.  Not only that, the victim also has the potential to lose money, or in some cases they still receive products but of inappropriate quality.  "We often detect spam messages that link to popular topics. This is a typical case where the product offered should have exceptional quality and help users to protect themselves from threats, "commented Maria Vergelis, Kaspersky security analyst in his official statement, Friday (03/06/2020).  "While in reality the product does not have that quality or has never existed. It should be noted, this type of anti-pollution mask is very popular in Asia, making it attractive to users."  Disguised as Corona Virus Information Document  Previously, Kaspersky's detection technology also discovered malicious files disguised as documents related to the corona virus.  The malicious file was found disguised under the guise as if it was a pdf, mp4, docx about coronavirus.  The file names imply, they contain video instructions on how to protect themselves from viruses, current information about threats and virus detection procedures, which is actually not the case.  For example, a file called 2019 Novel Coronavirus.lnk, 5 CORONAVIRUS.FOGRAPHIC INFOGRAPHY, Affiche proce_dure de Coronavirus (3) .pdf.lnk, and How to prevent Coronavirus (1) .mp4.lnk has been found.  These files contain various threats, from trojans to worms , which are capable of destroying, blocking, modifying or copying data, as well as disrupting the operation of computers or computer networks.  If a user has clicked on and downloaded a file without having a cyber security solution, the malware will download and launch it on their device.


Previously, Kaspersky's detection technology also discovered malicious files disguised as documents related to the corona virus.

The malicious file was found disguised under the guise as if it was a pdf, mp4, docx about coronavirus.

The file names imply, they contain video instructions on how to protect themselves from viruses, current information about threats and virus detection procedures, which is actually not the case.

For example, a file called 2019 Novel Coronavirus.lnk, 5 CORONAVIRUS.FOGRAPHIC INFOGRAPHY, Affiche proce_dure de Coronavirus (3) .pdf.lnk, and How to prevent Coronavirus (1) .mp4.lnk has been found.

These files contain various threats, from trojans to worms , which are capable of destroying, blocking, modifying or copying data, as well as disrupting the operation of computers or computer networks.

If a user has clicked on and downloaded a file without having a cyber security solution, the malware will download and launch it on their device.

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