New spy virus disguises itself as a poker application and steals money
The new virus is capable of stealing cryptocurrency and money from bank cards
ElectroRAT Virus Disables Antivirus Programs
Miner viruses can steal computer power
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New ElectroRAT spyware, which looks like a poker application using cryptocurrency, is able to copy and transfer the victim’s personal data to attackers.
Gambling gets even more dangerous
Antivirus software company Secureblink conducted its own investigation and identified how the ElectroRAT spyware virus affects the operation of computer operating systems. It turned out that the malicious software is disguised as a poker application that allows participants to place bets in cryptocurrency.
“The ElectroRAT virus allows attackers to create three different malicious applications – for Mac, Linux and Windows operating systems – two of which are applications for management of cryptocurrency trading named “Jamm” and “eTrade”, and a third application known as “DaoPoker” simulates a platform for playing poker for cryptocurrency “, – the company explains.
After installation, the spyware virus is embedded in the computer’s operating system and takes screenshots of the screen with a frequency of several seconds. The collected screenshots are sent automatically to attackers. So way scammers get access to personal data, bank cards, cryptocurrency wallets user and may to steal money.
Cyber criminals deployed Kisses advertising campaign of malicious applications. Already scammers are known to have posted advertisements on social media Twitter, Telegram as well as platforms Bitcointalk and SteemCoinPan.
The company also explained that the new virus could go unnoticed for a long time, as it deactivated the work of antivirus programs..
“Trapped users are strongly advised to terminate the process, delete everything files associated with this malicious software. Also urgently required to translate funds in new wallet and change their passwords. All these actions must be performed by the victims urgently, ” company.
Computer viruses steal bitcoins and fiat
In 2020, users identified some dozens of new computer viruses that can steal cryptocurrency from wallets.
One of the most dangerous in 2020 year became the Anubis virus. The new malware is a modification of the Loki virus. It steals the credentials of cryptocurrency wallets and credit cards, as well as other important information for Windows users.
And miner viruses, which use the power of a computer to mine cryptocurrencies, are able to turn any machine into a useless heap of metal. The thing is Tom, that the miner virus significantly slows down the operating system, and also can embed other malware. More often Total, The miner virus does not accidentally enter the computer. Attackers specifically set him to corporate network, To obtain more computing power.
The cybercriminals tried to install one of these miner viruses on the Ghost blogging platform using a system vulnerability. but the company quickly noticed a hacking attempt and was able to prevent it.
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