Spammers are using the Coronavirus outbreak to spread malware via emails claiming to be “Offer information on how to defend against the real-world virus”, according to Bleeping Computer, which attributed the campaign to Emotet. Cybercriminals are taking advantage of global fears surrounding the deadly Coronavirus by sending out malware-laden emails supposedly offering guidance. The strain of Coronavirus currently making its way around countries in Asia, Europe, and North America was first identified in Wuhan, China and is called the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Multiple email campaigns have been detected by security firms monitoring for the latest threats, all of which use coronavirus as a hook to try and get victims to open infected messages. The emails are disguised as official notifications from public health centers and come with attachments that promise to provide more details on preventative measures against corona-virus infections. Threat Type – Spam, Malware, Botnet Overview The subject of the emails, as well as the document filenames, are similar, but not identical. They have composed o different representations of the current date and the Japanese word for “notification”, in order to suggest urgency. Kaspersky technologies have found malicious files disguised as documents related to the newly discovered coronavirus – a virus disease that has been at the top of media headlines due to its dangerous nature. The discovered malicious files were masked under the guise of pdf, mp4 and Docx files about the coronavirus. The names of files imply that they contain video instructions on how to protect yourself from the virus, updates on the threat and even virus detection procedures, which is not actually the case. In fact, these files contained a range of threats from Trojans to worms which are capable of destroying, blocking, modifying or copying data, as well as interfering with the operation of computers or computer networks.