Coronavirus Downloadable Malware Map App Clarification

Blog Post created by randall_williams-esristaff Employee on Mar 12, 2020

A new Windows-based application has been created by a malicious individual or group that uses the the online map posted by John Hopkins University at https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html as a decoy for installing Malware.Michael Young has written a blog describing this issue.


Bottom-line, you are fine browsing the Coronavirus dashboard on the web with your browser as no software needs to be downloaded.  If you come across someone offering a Coronavirus dashboard where you need to download software to view it, don’t use it!


You'll find this blog titled "Coronavirus Downloadable Malware Map App Clarification" in the 'Alerts and Announcements' section on the front page of the ArcGIS Trust Center.