Malicious files masked as documents relating to the coronavirus have been spotted by “Kaspersky”, these files are designed to exploit people’s fears while spreading ransomware, Trojans and worms capable of destroying, blocking or modifying your personal data.

10 unique files including pdf, mp4 and docx have been circulating the web. each case implied that they contained critical information on how to detect or protect yourself from the coronavirus.

Kaspersky Has detected the following file you should stay from:

  • Worm.VBS.Dinihou.r
  • Worm.Python.Agent.c
  • UDS:DangerousObject.Multi.Generic
  • Trojan.WinLNK.Agent.ew
  • HEUR:Trojan.WinLNK.Agent.gen
  • HEUR:Trojan.PDF.Badur.b.

Remember: legitimate documents and video will rarely be .exe or .lnk formats.

How Cybercriminals are capitalizing on coronavirus fears.