The Institute of security and Technology (IST) is advocating the establishment of a new ransomware task force (RTF) by strengthening cooperation with the government, law enforcement agencies, non-profit organizations, cyber security insurance, and technology companies in the industry. The founding members of the working group include Microsoft, McAfee and many other technology companies. The main tasks of RTF include: “RTF will assess the level of existing solutions in dealing with extortion software, identify gaps in them, and create a targeted and operational milestone roadmap for senior decision makers. In order to contribute to the final roadmap, RTF will Commission experts to write papers and engage stakeholders from all sectors to discuss the approved solutions. “. The report shows that the number of app store purchases soared in the first half of this year due to the impact of covid-19