Local police are warning the public about coronavirus-related malware that's been infecting people's computers.

According to a press release from the Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center, shared by the Andover Police Department on Facebook, there's a malicious website made to look like John Hopkins University's live global map of coronavirus cases.

If the website is visited, it infects computers with malware that steals a variety of sensitive data.

The malware is located at the website, "corona-virus-map.com."

According to the cybersecurity center, the malware is most likely being spread through email attachments, malicious online advertisements and social engineering.

In addition, anyone searching the internet for a coronavirus map may unwittingly find themselves on this page as well.

 

 

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