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Warning: Hackers take advantage of the Covid-19 epidemic to spread malicious code

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Fake emails with content related to the Covid-19 vaccine sent to users. If you click on the document, the user will be attacked by the hacker.

Warning: Hackers take advantage of the Covid-19 epidemic to spread malicious code. Illustration Taking advantage of the complicated development of the Covid-19 epidemic in many countries around the world and even in Vietnam, hacker groups have opened many cyberattack campaigns through fake emails with documents containing malicious code. , with titles and content related to the Covid-19 epidemic to trick users into opening documents. As noted by experts of CyRadar Information Security Joint Stock Company, the hot topic of the Covid-19 epidemic and the Covid-19 vaccine has continued to be exploited by many hacker groups in their campaigns to defraud Vietnamese users. Nam through the form of sending fake emails with attached document files containing malicious code. Specifically, two cyberattack campaigns in the form of sending fake emails with attached documents related to the Covid-19 epidemic, including “Jam Gia Dien dich Covid-19.docx” and “Covid-19– Vaccines.xlsm”. The above docx and xlsm file formats, according to experts’ analysis, have malicious code installed. When the user opens the document file, the malicious code will penetrate the computer, allowing the remote hacker to control the computer through commands. From there, hackers can also order to download many other malicious codes, steal data, passwords, screenshots… Currently, as noted by CyRadar, the number of cases where users are tricked into downloading and opening fake documents related to the Covid-19 epidemic and the Covid-19 vaccine are not many. However, in the context of a complicated epidemic and a growing remote working model, experts predict that in the coming time, there may be more hacker groups that continue to take advantage of the Covid-19 epidemic to attack scams. user island. Therefore, in addition to recommending the use of protection software, experts also recommend that organizations, businesses and users need to be careful and consider carefully when downloading email attachments.