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mood posted a topic in General NewsWorrisome New Coronavirus Strains Are Emerging. Why Now? Across the globe, SARS-CoV-2 is evolving ways to evade the immune system and become more infectious. Blown pandemic response plans are to blame. PHOTOGRAPH: GETTY IMAGES TOWARD THE END of last year, doctors in Nelson Mandela Bay, a city of about 1 million people in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, started to see something alarming. The city had been hit by a tsunami of Covid-19 cases in June and July, swamping hospitals and leading to thousands of
duddy posted a topic in Security & Privacy NewsNew Coronavirus Strain? Nope, Just Hackers Trying to Spread Malware PhotoCredit: NurPhoto via Getty The hackers have been using files and emails that warn about a new coronavirus strain to trick users into opening them. Doing so can secretly deliver malware to the victim's machine. Received a random file about the coronavirus? It's best to avoid opening it. Hackers are starting to exploit fears around the ongoing outbreak to infect computers with malware, according to security researchers. The attacks have been occurring through file