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Another new malware has popped out and is taking over many social media accounts

Cyber attacks are increasing as technology is advancing. Now you have to be extra cautious, because cyber attackers are everywhere, even if you're downloading from reputable sites.

Recently, cyber security researchers discovered a new malware on the Check Point Researcher (CPR) platform. Researchers named the malware "Electron-Bot."

Electron-Bot is a new malware that has a lot of power to take over your social media accounts and utilize them for malicious purposes. According to the experts, the new malware is delivered via the Microsoft Store, where a large number of fraudsters have created a variety of games programs that include hazardous viruses including well-known game apps like "Subway Surfer" and "Temple Run."

When the malware is activated, it behaves in this way. The "game" downloads files and runs scripts once it's been installed, all to gain persistence and evade detection on the endpoint.

Once that's done, the real work can begin, which includes SEO poisoning (improving search engine results for specific, malicious landing pages), Ad Clicking (clicking ads on websites to increase ad network revenue for the seller of the ad space), social media account promotion, and online product promotion.

According to the CPR, all of these variations of malware were transferred to the "mediafire.com" open cloud capacities which are starting from Bulgaria. It’s clearly giving signs that the Bulgarian danger on-screen characters are behind all this. A Bulgarian wrestler and soccer player are among the YouTube and SoundCloud accounts promoted by the Ransomware Campaign, in Bulgaria.

Malware infected around 5,000 endpoints, with the majority of victims hailing from Sweden, Israel, Spain, and Bermuda, but the truth is that it has harmed people in more than 20 nations. CPR advises people all throughout the world to use extreme caution when downloading, even from trusted and well-known sources.

Many consumers believe they can blindly trust app reviews, thus they don't hesitate to download a program from the app store, according to Daniel Alima, the Malware Analyst at Check Point Research. This is a high-risk situation because we never know what kind of harmful software we're downloading.


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