Windows warning over trojan malware that takes over your computer and steals passwords – how to protect your data
WINDOWS users are being warned about Trojan malware that could take over your computer.
The malware has the ability to steal usernames, passwords, and other sensitive data.
The downloader is being called RATDispenser by cybersecurity researchers who say the initial entry point is in the form of a phishing email claiming to contain a file about an order.
Clicking on the file will install the RATDispenser which will distribute a bunch of different malware all designed to steal your information.
The downloader installs all kinds of malware. Some are known like WSHRAT and some are new such as Panda Stealer.
RATDispenser was only detected by one in 10 anti-virus engines, making it a very dangerous malware.
“It’s particularly concerning to see RATDispenser only being detected by about 11 percent of anti-virus systems, resulting in the stealthy malware successfully deploying on the victims’ endpoints in most cases,” said Patrick Schlapfer, a malware analyst at HP.
Schlapfer added that the malware poses a “silent threat”, allowing hackers to steal information from business accounts or even cryptocurrency wallets.
“From here, cybercriminals can siphon off sensitive data, escalate their access, and in some cases sell this access on to ransomware groups," he said.
It's also important to know that you should never click on any unfamiliar links or files and never give your information to someone you don't know.
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