The government of India on Tuesday cautioned people about attempts being made by fraudsters to steal confidential data of phones and computers by circulating malware in the name of coronavirus.
A home ministry spokesperson advised people not to fall in the trap of such fraudsters.
"Beware of fraudsters circulating malwares in the name of coronavirus. Such apps/links, if opened, may steal confidential data from your phone/computer," the spokesperson tweeted.
The cyber fraudsters are circulating the malware link about a so-called coronavirus app like Spymax, Corona Live 1.1.
Sometimes cyber criminals are also taking advantage of rising coronavirus concern for collecting charity, the spokesperson said.
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