Our investigation indicated that this malware campaign is currently targeting India.
This malware campaign is said to be currently targeting India. (Photo credit: @LukasStefanko)
The government of India has kicked off country’s largest vaccination drive against the novel coronavirus, but getting a slot to get vaccinated is not all that simple especially for those in the age group of 18-44. Availability of slots is subject to availability of vaccines and registrations remain choppy at best. In order to make the process wee bit more user friendly, several developers have designed notify-me websites that can tell you when slots open, though you will still need to head over to CoWIN, government’s official portal to complete the rest of the formalities. In the middle of all this, some malicious elements have also started to take advantage of the situation. Security researchers have found and brought to light a new “SMS worm” designed to trick unsuspecting people into installing malware on their Android devices under the guise of a COVID-19 vaccine registration app.