Malicious software, or malware, is a piece software made to damage a computer or a network. Malware operates from within the targeted system and needs to be implanted into it before the execution of its program. Trojan malware is one of the most popular damaging tools, which is usually executed by the misled user themself. An executed trojan can offer hackers the opportunity to access a user’s private information, install some mining malware or encryption malware without the target’s knowledge about it. Malware can be used for various purposes, such as to damage system maintenance, or to gain access to trade secrets or to secret government information. Bitcoin-stealing malware and other cryptocurrency-targeted programs are also widely used alongside the malware for stealing fiat money. The problem of malware for businesses and users becomes more concerning with the growing speed of IT-implementation into daily life.
Windows users must be wary.
Microsoft warns digital currency owners to be aware of new malware
The surrounding threat level is low, but there are fears it could increase.
Researchers are calling this new malware a triple threat for crypto users
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A $1 million BTC bribe leads to conspiracy charges for Russian man
Who said browser-based cryptojacking was dead?
Browser-based cryptojacking is back as attacks spike 163%
Careful! Those job offers you’re seeing on LinkedIn might actually be a crypto attack.
Lazarus is attacking the crypto industry via LinkedIn, warns F-Secure
This is one instance where the ransomware gang got away with it.
University of Utah Pays Ransomware Gang to Prevent Student Data Leak
With the global COVID-19 pandemic redefining how people work and learn, the possibility of an increase in ransomware attacks is very high.
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