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People are searching the web for new information on the Covid-19 outbreak to protect themselves and their families. The cybercriminals are taking advantage of this situation and trying to hack into people's accounts.

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Last Updated: Mar 26, 2020, 03.15 PM IST
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It's important that people stick to genuine media websites and official government accounts for any update on coronavirus pandemic as a lot of fake news is being spread around the virus outbreak.
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As more and more people are using internet by sitting at home and trying to get information about the coronavirus pandemic, there is a list of websites that you should strictly stay away from.

People are searching the web for new information on the Covid-19 outbreak to protect themselves and their families. The cybercriminals are taking advantage of this situation and trying to hack into people's accounts. India already sees a large number of cyber crimes. It is important to strictly avoid these websites.

The list of domain names was issued by DCP Cybercrime on its twitter handle. They are:

coronavirusstatus[.]space
coronavirus-map[.]com
blogcoronacl.canalcero[.]digital
coronavirus[.]zone
coronavirus-realtime[.]com
coronavirus[.]app
bgvfr.coronavirusaware[.]xyz
oronavirusaware[.]xyz
corona-virus[.]healthcare
survivecoronavirus[.]org
vaccine-coronavirus[.]com
coronavirus[.]cc
bestcoronavirusprotect[.]tk
coronavirusupdate[.]tk



Earlier, Cyber security firm Check Point had warned that cybercriminals were using the scare around coronavirus to spread malicious activity.

“Hackers around the globe have found the Coronavirus serving them well as an enabler for their activities and are still riding the wave of the epidemic. Our Global Threat Index for January 2020 shows cyber-criminals are exploiting interest in the global epidemic to spread malicious activity, with several spam campaigns relating to the outbreak of the virus,” Check Point had said.

It's important that people stick to genuine media websites and official government accounts for any update on coronavirus pandemic as a lot of fake news is being spread around the virus outbreak.

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