The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is increasing tremendously and disrupting the global health at large extent, in addition to the damages to economics, social and political systems. More importantly, the digital world is also on the verge of destruction because, due to this menace, the people at large scale are compelled to work remotely and doing so will make them rely heavily on remote communication and digital tools. The cyber attackers are capitalizing this situation and attempting to compromise the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data.
Malware, or malicious software, is often used by the cybercriminals to cause a significant amount of damage at the victim’s end. The phrase ‘cybercriminals’ include attackers, hacktivists, group of hackers and even nation-states. The damage caused can include disrupting normal operations of a computer or a computer network, stealing information stored in the systems, bypassing access controls, or causing harm to the victim in every possible way. The victims may be individuals, businesses, organizations, and even the government and its bodies. Malware includes virus, trojan, ransomware, keyloggers, rootkits, etc.