Significant numbers of coronavirus-related web addresses registered

17 March 2020

The UK cyber security industry has identified a trend in registering Internet domains that include the words “corona”, “COVID-19” and similar. The view of cyber security experts is that these are likely to be used for malicious purposes.

The AIB advises that all journalists should be wary of visiting sites that include these keywords in the main part of their address, such as those on this list that has been compiled by UK cyber experts. This is particularly important for staff working remotely on laptops and who are contributing to live output or web services.

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