Nowadays, the most mentioned topic on the internet is the Coronavirus. People are reading & sharing news and expressing their views on social media regarding this pandemic. Although a section people are sharing messages of awareness, some cyber criminals are using it to spread phishing links on the internet to grab user’s personal information. Cybercriminals are spreading the rumors about Coronavirus through emails with phishing links, and attempts are being made to create social media scams.
While initially known in Russia, nowadays the term ransomware has grown widely all over the world. From millions to billions, hackers have taken huge amounts of ransom money from users who try to retrieve their data after being attacked by this malware.
When it comes to hacking, attackers leave no chance to make their malicious attempts successful, no matter how much they have to try. Vulnerabilities in software programs is a popular tactic amongst hackers to malicious attempts. Zero-day attack, which is also an undisclosed computer software vulnerability is used by attackers to harm computer programs, data, networks, etc.