Thousands of 'malicious' COVID-19 domains containing malware created daily

These are websites suspected of containing malware – software used to damage or gain unauthorized access to a system, or are being used to phish users – luring them into providing sensitive data.In Australia, research group Unit 42, Palo Alto Networks threat intelligence team, detected 534 malicious COVID-19 themed domains were created in the past six weeks.In total, Unit 42 researchers analysed 1.2 million newly registered COVID-19 related domains were created between March 9 to April 26, and found 86,600 were malicious or risky.

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