Fake Covid-19 Apps & Phishing


We have been made aware of a number of fake apps containing malware targetted at people with an interest in Coronavirus. The apps are sometimes advertised via a text message/WhatsApp. One particular version asks you to install a Covid-19 tracker app to help track the virus, but you are then redirected to a website to install it. Please be careful which apps you install to your devices and only ever install apps from trusted sources.

There have also been an increase in the number of phishing attempts in recent weeks. Please be careful on sites which ask you to enter your password and always visit sites from links you trust.

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