Users' awareness is required as random smishingmessages are being sent out with notice for free distribution of masks against COVID-19 virus.
* Smishing : one of phishing method using text message
When clicking the URL in the COVID-19 smishing, "Please update the latest version of Chrome for improved service experience" will pop up. Malicious application will be installed upon clicking "OK".
① A hacker sends COVID-19 smishing.
② Victims may click URL in text message of unknown origin.
③ A malicious application disguised as Chrome browser updates will be downloaded and installed.
④ The malicious application will be launched, leaking personal information including public certificates.