ZDNet is reporting that the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a substantial increase in the number of scammers and cybercriminals attempting to trick users into downloading malware or sell scam cures. The UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has noted such an increase that they felt obligated to send out a security alert in response to the sheer number of new domains that have been registered related to Coronavirus or COVID-19.
Desktop users are not the only ones being targeted. Lukas Stefanko, a mobile malware analyst for ESET, is also keeping track of all the coronavirus-themed malware slung at Android users on a daily basis. And there’s been quite a lot, according to a living blog post the researcher is updating daily.