Cybercriminals are hiding malicious files in documents claiming to contain information about the coronavirus.
The files are pdf, mp4, and docx files with names that suggest they "contain video instructions on how to protect yourself from the virus, updates on the threat and even virus detection procedures."
The files contain a range of malware threats, including Trojans and worms that can interfere with your device's operations and destroy, block, modify, and copy data.
Watch out for the following malicious file names: Worm.VBS.Dinihou.r; Worm.Python.Agent.c; UDS:DangerousObject.Multi.Generic; Trojan.WinLNK.Agent. gg; Trojan.WinLNK.Agent.ew; HEUR:Trojan.WinLNK.Agent.gen; and HEUR:Trojan.PDF.Badur.b.
Although researchers have only discovered 10 coronavirus-related files so far, they anticipate more as concern over coronavirus increases. "Cybercriminals mask malware as coronavirus info files" backendnews.net (Feb. 01, 2020).