Bogus tracing app email carries virus

Poses as website of Italian pharmacists, spreads ransomware

(ANSA) - Rome, June 1 - A bogus email on the government's new tracking and tracing coronavirus app purporting to be from Italian pharmacists instead downloads a computer virus that takes devices hostage and asks for a ransom - so-called ransomware - the government's cybersecurity agency AGID-CERT said Monday.
    The Immuni tracking and tracing app is set to be released around Italy soon.
    The email carrying the ransomware bug asks users to clock on a fake site posing as that of the federation of Italian pharmacists guilds, FOFI. The ransomware virus is called FuckUnicorn, AGID-CERT said.
    The tracking and tracing app is set to be a crucial tool in the next phase of the coronavirus emergency.
    Similar viruses have been reported in other countries.


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