‘[F]Unicorn’ Ransomware Impersonates Legit COVID-19 Contact-Tracing App

A fresh ransomware strain known as “[F]Unicorn” has emerged, first seen this week targeting users by pretending to be an official government COVID-19 contact tracing app.

According to an advisory from the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) from the Agency for Digital Italy (AgID), the malware family is taking advantage of the rollout of “Immuni” – Italy’s official coronavirus-tracking app. The beta version is rolling out across the country, which was one of the hardest-hit coronavirus hotspots; it works constantly in the background by beaconing a Bluetooth Low Energy signal to other devices. The idea is to alert users if they have been close to an infected person.

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Source: ThreatPost