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Hackers using COVID-19 specials, discounts to sell malware on dark web

Hackers using COVID-19 specials, discounts to sell malware on dark web

Posted On : Saturday, March 21, 2020, 5:05 AM
Hackers are selling malware and hacking tools through “COVID-19” discount codes on the dark net, reports security research firm CheckPoint. The discount codes are sold in a fashion similar to Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals in a bid to woo cybercriminals. The research firm said these codes are aimed at spread malware at a much faster pace. Sharing an example of such sale, CheckPoint pointed out that hackers are selling tools to hack into Facebook accounts at a discount rate through a “15% off with COVID-19 code.” “Dedicated to “providing the best hacking services”, the group assumes the moniker of SSHacker and has been active since 2005,” it added.
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