According to Shai Alfasi, a security researcher at Reason Labs, hackers have developed a fake version of online dashboards which are used to track the coronavirus impact in real-time. Alfasi claimed some hackers are stealing personal data such as user names, passwords, credit card numbers and other data stored in users’ browsers by creating a fake version of these dashboards.
The duplicitous dashboards prompt users to download an application which is eventually a malware. The application once installed in the system steals the stored data. In some cases, users don’t even need to install the malicious software as opening the website on a browser is enough for the malware to scrape data.
Currently, this malicious software only works on Microsoft Windows systems. However, Alfasi believes that hackers might soon come with an updated version of the malware to impact other operating systems as well.