CovidWorldCry ransomware is coronavirus-themed malware that encrypts personal and some system files on the host machine


CovidWorldCry ransomware

CovidWorldCry ransomware, otherwise known as BigLock or CoronaLock, is a data locking virus that was first spotted by security researcher GrujaRS[1] in late May 2020 and has not been attributed to any previously-known malware family. It uses ChaCha + AES encryption algorithms to lock all pictures, music, videos, documents, databases, and other personal files on the infected machine and its networks. It then demands a ransom in Bitcoin for the data release, which is only possible with a ransomware decryption tool in hackers’ possession.

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