Text message scams
Reports have been received in Australia of COVID-19 themed scam text messages that have a link that claims to direct people to testing facilities, Cert NZ says. This link is not legitimate and instead may install malicious software on your device that's designed to steal your personal information, such as banking details.
Phishing emails claiming to have updated Covid-19 info
Individuals in the UK have been targeted by coronavirus-themed phishing emails, with infected attachments containing fictitious 'safety measures'. Instead of the link containing health information, it instead installs malicious software on your device that's designed to steal personal information.
Cert NZ has been made aware of similar emails being circulated internationally that encourage people to fill in their email and password before they can get information on COVID-19. These are not legitimate, and instead are an attempt to steal personal information
Fake coronavirus maps
Security researchers have identified a new campaign where the attackers claim to have a 'coronavirus map' application that people can download onto their devices. Instead, the application is malware, designed to steal sensitive information from the device it is downloaded onto, such as passwords.