CYBERSECURITY RISK – Situational Advisory No. 3 – Fake Online Coronavirus Map

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Dear EHCMA Member:

You may already be aware, but it looks like someone has created a fake John’s Hopkins website and infecting users with malware.  Recommend immediate distribution to FSO’s and Cyber working group membership.

The following for all Facility, Vessel, and Company Security Officers:


 FROM: GLPC Director of Homeland Security and Technology

 Re: Situational Awareness NO. 3: Fake Online Coronavirus Map – Keeping you Informed

 Recipients may share TLP:WHITE : Disclosure is not limited.  Subject to standard copyright rules, TLP:WHITE information may be distributed without restriction.


In an effort to keep you informed and provide situational awareness, please see the link provided by the Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center.

Please take proper action and notify your user community to not click on unknown sites searching for this information.

A malicious website pretending to be the live map for Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins University is circulating on the internet waiting for unwitting internet users to visit the website. Visiting the website infects the user with the AZORult trojan, an information stealing program which can exfiltrate a variety of sensitive data. It is likely being spread via infected email attachments, malicious online advertisements, and social engineering. Furthermore, anyone searching the internet for a Coronavirus map could unwittingly navigate to this malicious website.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  Please report any cyber activity to Director of Homeland Security and Technology at 985-291-2016.


Sent by Pamela Parker, EHCMA, on behalf of:

Greater Lafourche Port Commission

Director of Homeland Security & Technology

Port Fourchon/SL Airport

Office:  985-632-1114