Hackers are at it again with another large security breach in the banking industry. This time hackers have exploited a zero-day vulnerability in the Windows operating system that allows them to gain access to vital company data. Once in the business, they have been able to upload a trojan horse into a computers operating system that allows them to run destructive code. The trojan can delete or damage files, lock systems, and perform a variety of other activities which can cause serious problems for computers. This incident once again illustrates the need for business continuity planning. In the past most banks would contact a computer security firm to help them recover from a trojan virus attack; however in the current economic situation it may be too late.
In previous attacks by hackers, the intruders had to be extremely lucky or have some connection to the networks of targeted companies. In this case, the intruders were able to get inside a computers operating system through a security flaw, and then spread the malicious software almost every day. Hackers are using the upcoming 2021-nCoV vulnerability to spread malware across nearly every single network and claiming to provide technical information on the virus. Many customers think that they are receiving a live help from a computer technician when, in fact, the hacker is just redirecting their calls to a distribution company. The free hacking tools have made it incredibly easy for criminals to spread the malware as quickly as possible.
A trojan virus is a small program that downloads itself into the computers operating system without permission or knowledge. It then becomes a valid part of the operating system, embedding itself in the legitimate settings, and performing a series of tasks. For example, if the file sharing program on your computer has security measures in place, the hacker has been able to use this weakness and upload his own malicious program as a back door. This type of attack is most commonly associated with phishing emails. If the malware has managed to get onto your system through a security flaw, your PC will show several errors and may even crash. There is a way to safely remove the malware if you want to keep your system running as smoothly as possible.
Security flaws in particular web browsers have allowed cybercriminals to create a number of different viruses, including keyloggers and DDoS (direct network disruption) tools. Most of these infections occur when the users input their passwords for the Internet, or complete instructions for the system. This means that the attackers gain access to the email accounts and can then send out spam, and then delete important files. The most common way for cybercriminals to gain access to a PC is through the back door provided by corrupt software, such as freeware or shareware which has the ability to load up on the computers as they are downloaded.
When a business owner downloads an update for their system, it often times triggers a series of actions that allows hackers to gain access to the system. A common method is for the cyber criminals to use password-cracking software to gain access to the back door. Once the hackers have gained access, they can install a series of different malicious programs that steal personal data and transfer them to their own server. This data is then used to obtain new passwords and transfer the money from bank accounts.
If you have any sort of Internet connection, you are at risk of becoming a victim of a hacking attack. Many times, the most simple and basic action that someone does to keep their system secure is to change their passwords frequently. Unfortunately, most businesses don’t think about the consequences of changing their passwords. It is very easy for a person to become an easy target by cybercriminals if they have an Internet connection. This is why it is crucial to always keep your passwords in a safe place so that hackers don’t have easy access to them.