It has been reported that various ransomware are likely targeting Arabic-speaking users as the number of COVID-19 related cyberattacks continues to rise. Some of these ransomware come in the form of encrypted files renamed with the file extension '.corona'. However, they are further developing and expected to be more sophisticated in the future.
What does ransomware do?
Ransomware encrypts user files, once the files are encrypted, the victim will be presented with a screen similar to the one below:
IDS Threat Intelligence Update: Ransomware and Phishing are the top cyber-attack vectors during the Coronavirus Pandemic.