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.
The “Godfather” malware is also known to target 110 cryptocurrency exchange platforms and 94 cryptocurrency wallet apps.
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Software used to access computers remotely has been inserted in a phishing website fronting as an NFT card game for the popular Pokémon franchise.
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Cybercriminals will flock to the metaverse next year to prey on unsuspecting virtual world participants, according to a report by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky.
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The cybersecurity firm predicted that crypto-related cybercrime won’t slow down in 2023, but it will move on from Bitcoin as a source of payment.
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The SharkBot malware family was first discovered last October and has continued to evolve with new ways to hack into users’ Android-based crypto and bank apps.
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