A recently discovered malvertising campaign is hosting the Fallout exploit kit on attacker-controlled websites featuring domain names that falsely imply they provide useful information about the novel coronavirus.

The ultimate goal is to infect victims with KPOT v2.0, an information and password stealer, according to a new blog post from the Avast Threat Intelligence team, whose researchers uncovered the operation.

The campaign has been running since at least March 26, when malicious actors registered the domain covid19onlineinfo[.]com, in a bid to trick ad networks into allowing the attackers to buy digital advertising space. Since then, the adversaries have been registered roughly six new domains per day, switching between then in an ongoing attempt to evade antivirus protections, the blog post report states.

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