Recent Malware Attacks and Security Breaches have become a major security concern for business all around the world. We have compiled a list of recent malware attacks, their effects, and their prevention. Read on to know how you can prevent yourself from such malware and if affected what should be some damage control practices.
The KRACK vulnerability allows malicious actors to access a WiFi network without the password or key. They can steal information like credit card numbers, passwords, and any emails that are transmitted over WiFi networks, modify the traffic amongst network, infect your device with an unknown malware, they can do all this without even being in the network. Everyone and anything using WiFi is at risk.
The latest botnet threat IoT Troop/Reaper has already affected a million networks and counting. It uses known security flaws in the codes of machines like checking for open doors, using hacking techniques with the help of compromising tools to break into the system and then spread itself further
This attack has compromised IoT security by affecting routers from D-Link, Netgear, and Linksys, as well as Internet-connected surveillance cameras, including those sold by companies like Vacron, GoAhead, and AVTech.
Hackers have been targeting attacks in the software supply chain by sneaking malware into downloads from vendors even trusted ones. Hence the malware is installed long once you click the install button. Hackers sabotaged the popular, free computer-cleanup tool CCleaner in the last month, by inserting a backdoor into updates to the application that landed in millions of personal computers. Three times in the last three months, hackers have exploited the digital supply chain to plant tainted code that hides in software companies’ own systems of installation and updates, hijacking those trusted channels to spread their malicious code.
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