With school closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, some kids are creating malware to keep themselves occupied. Such is the case with a variety of new MBRLocker variants being released, including one with a Coronavirus theme.

MBRLockers are programs that replace the ‘master boot record’ of a computer so that it prevents the operating system from starting and displays a ransom note or other message instead.

Some MBRLockers such as Petya and GoldenEye also encrypt the table that contains the partition information for your drives, thus making it impossible to access your files or rebuild the MBR without entering a