Stealth Malware Redirects Browser To Fake Sites

February 14, 2017 in News Tags: ,

Online payment services: BitDefender warns of trick scam artists of the new generation of Holzwickede, 09 June 2009 BitDefender’s malware experts reported to a high risk currently from fake online payment services. So, these are currently the most common malware attacks spam and phishing world. Also the current E-threat landscape report by BitDefender, in which fake payment services occupy the front places confirmed this. Current phishing campaigns aimed more at E-banking and E-payment customers with their attacks. This, the cyber criminals use the strategy of piecemeal information theft (cascade effect).

First, the potential victim receives a message that offers him the ultimate open source antivirus solution via a link to the download. Follow this link to the recipient, he receives the promised security software, but is to run an .exe file extract themselves”asked, but contains malicious code. Their purpose is, the content of C: WindowsSystem32driversetc. to replace, to modify the behavior of the Webbrowers and to compromise. The victim in the future want an online payment service like PayPal, Abbey, Halifax, etc., the malicious browser redirects to secretly the user on the fake phishing page. This includes more dangerous stealth malware, using their passwords, kreditkartennummern, security codes, home and E-Mail addresses, and other sensitive data step by step being spied upon. The analysis of the BitDefender experts revealed that the fake pages are loaded primarily by domains from China and Korea. The poor economic situation has meant that totally new phenomena of cybercrime have surfaced”, explained Vlad Vilceanu, head of BitDefender antispam research.

The latest trends show alarming aspects: first, the number of phishing attacks has increased since the beginning of the year. Secondly the complexity and aggressiveness of the attacks has increased dramatically. And thirdly, the number is Victims of blatantly increased. “PC users should therefore be an increased attention to incoming emails and access a reliable security solution, which provides comprehensive protection from spam and phishing attacks”, so Vilceanu continue. BitDefender E-threats landscape report provides an overview of current threats from the network in the past six months and looks ahead to future trend. About BitDefender BitDefender is software developer, one of the industry’s fastest and most efficient product lines internationally certified security software. Since the founding of the company in 2001, BitDefender has set new standards in the field of proactive protection against threats from the Internet. Every day, BitDefender protects tens of millions of private and business customers around the world and gives them the good feeling that your digital life is safe. BitDefender sells its security solutions in more than 100 countries through a global VAD and reseller network. More detailed information about BitDefender and BitDefender products are available in the press centre online. In addition, BitDefender provides background information and current news in the daily fight against threats from the Internet, in English.

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