Nothing is safe on the internet, even when you are searching about coronavirus. The virus outbreak which has taken the world by storm is one of the trending searches on Google. People have been monitoring the extent of the outbreak and using coronavirus maps for that. However, cybercriminals have been capitalizing on the opportunity with both hands.
Shai Alfasi, a cybersecurity researcher at Reason Labs, released a threat analysis report detailing the malware. The malware used in this is known as AZORult, a pretty familiar name with its existence dating back to 2016. Apart from downloading additional malware in the infected machines, it can steal browsing history, cookies, ID/passwords, cryptocurrency and more. Consequently, they can get access to user names, passwords, credit card numbers, and other sensitive information.
If you are one of the people who like to stay updated on the outbreak, you can follow the actual map on John Hopkins University. For people who are worried that the malware has already affected them, Shai suggests using Reason Antivirus for cleaning up the malware. Although it sounds promotional, this is the best bet one can have at getting rid of it.