.COVID-19 File Extension
- Category: Ransomware encrypted Files
What is an .COVID-19 file?
.COVID-19 is Phishing / ransomware file
A number of phishing, malware and ransomware attacks appeared during the COVID-19 outbreak and tried to take advantage of unsuspecting users with the usual arsenal of tricks, including fake e-mails with file attachments that potentially contain trojans, ransomware or other malicious software.
Always be mindful when opening file attachments from unknown sources.
You might have known file extensions hidden by default in your computer and do not see that the covid-19.docx (or something like that) in e-mail attachment is actually executable with exe extension hidden and opening that would infect your computer.