Malware has become very advanced in recent years which makes it a challenge to keep your data safe. Without property protection you can quickly fall victim to an attack. In this article, we will explore what you need to know about 2020 malware in Toronto or anywhere. 

Dangers of 2020 Malware in Toronto

2020 is turning out to be an active year for malware attacks. Below are the most active malware threats that you should familiarize yourself with to keep your computer safe: 


Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts files, so you are forced to pay a ransom directly to the hackers. “Clop” stands out as the most recent ransomware threat of the year. It has a strong association with CrytpoMix ransomware and typically focuses on attacking Windows users. 

Clop works by blocking the processes of Windows, so it quickly disables the applications. Sadly, you have no chance of keeping your data confidential. It can target the entire network. Recently, Maastricht University located in the Netherlands suffered an attack by Clop ransomware. 

Zeus Gameover

Zeus is an entire family of malware and viruses and Gameover is the newest part. The malware is Trojan. It appears to be something legitimate but it’s not. They can quickly access your bank account details and start to steal your money. Unlike others in the Zeus group, the Gameover does not need a centralized “Command and Control’ server. It can bypass the centralized services and build independent servers. 

News Malware

Recently, malware has been using news stories to launch their malware. Recently, they have used COVID-19 to send out a bevy of legitimate-looking emails about the pandemic. They ask readers to click on the link, but the link is the malware that quickly copies your computer’s files and gathers your personal information. Sadly, many are following for this form of malware as everyone in the world seeks more information about the virus and recent stats. 


Cryptojacking is an interesting malware that takes your computer’s power to mine in a modern fashion for cryptocurrencies. The mining process needs a great deal of computer power to gain any significant crypto coins so hackers use cryptojacking malware to increase their power so they can better mine. Sadly, this takes a toll on your computer and slows it down dramatically. 

Fake Windows Updates

If you receive an email that tells you that you must install a Windows OS update, then you should become suspicious. The emails are designed to trick the reader into quickly installing the latest Windows updates which are ransomware. Such malware is referred to as a Cyborg. It will quickly start to encrypt your files and programs and then hit you up for a ransom so you can un-encrypt the files. Even if you have great antivirus software it often fails to detect the emails that contain the malware. It is imperative that you use the correct internet security so you can avoid such potentially dangerous emails.

These are just a few examples of what you need to know about 2020 malware in Toronto. If you are a victim then Ticktocktech Technology Services can help. We offer onsite and remote service assistance.