The police are taking precautionary measures by spreading awareness about this unauthorised link, he added. The malware link, shared widely on messaging apps like WhatsApp, claims that it has important information about ways to prevent coronavirus infection, he said. If one clicks on the link, it installs a spy software, which can steal bank account details, passwords and other personal data, the official said. No one has approached the cyber police with any such complaint so far, says Balsing Rajput, superintendent of police, Maharashtra Cyber Crime.
Maharashtra has reported five coronavirus-related deaths and 130 persons have tested positive for the infection so far in the western state. People who wish to get latest updates on the pandemic should think twice before clicking on any link sent to them on social media, another official said. The state and central government have been sharing timely information and data about the disease, so people should avoid opening unauthorised links, he added.