There's now COVID-19 malware that will wipe your PC and rewrite your MBR
With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic raging all over the globe, some malware authors have developed malware that destroys infected systems, either by wiping files or rewriting a computer's master boot record (MBR).
With help from the infosec community, ZDNet has identified at least five malware strains, some distributed in the wild, while others appear to have been created only as tests or jokes.
The common theme among all four samples is that they use a coronavirus-theme and they're geared towards destruction, rather than financial gain.
Posted on April 4, 2020