Cybersecurity Expert Explains How Scammers Are Taking the Coronavirus Online

This week, cybersecurity experts are issuing a warning surrounding the deadly coronavirus outbreak, with the potential to infect your computers and others.

“It’s getting their attention, because everyone’s been in tune, around the world, on this virus,” Raleigh cybersecurity expert Giovanni Masucci said.

Officials with the cybersecurity firm Kaspersky said they’ve found malicious files posing as .pdfs, .mp4s and .docx files, indicating they contain video instructions on how to protect yourself from the virus, updates on the threat, and virus detection procedures.

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