If you are one of the unlucky ones who downloaded the malicious application Coronavirus Tracker on your Android device, there is good news: You can unlock your phone without paying a ransom in Bitcoin.
Investigators from security company ESET noticed that hackers encrypted the ransomware key. So after a bit of searching in the code, the researchers were able to discover the key. So to remove the malicious application, just enter the number: 4865083501.
It remains unclear how users were infected by the malicious application Coronavirus Tracker, but the company DomainTool, which first revealed it, says that this particular campaign does not seem to have spread widely. In any case, the above number will be very useful to some.
As we mentioned in previous post, some users take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to spread malware. Indeed, domains with names associated with him have appeared coronavirus and as it turns out they are 50% more likely to infect your system than any other domain.
If you are still looking for an application that monitors the spread of the virus, be sure to choose one from a legitimate source:
- World Health Organization COVID-19 Q&A
- European Center for Disease Control and prevention facts on COVID-19
- Center for Disease Control COVID-19 facts