Turn Panic Problem Masks Utilized Cyber Criminals – After the theft of personal data under the guise of information about the dangers of the corona virus outbreak, cyber security company Kaspersky revealed another mode of cyber crime that is still related to the same issue. The latest is to take advantage of the public excitement about the need for masks.
Kaspersky found samples of e-mails or spam emails under the guise of offering oxygen masks. The mask is said to protect its users from the corona virus and airborne infections. This mode is used allegedly because enthusiasts of such masks are being urgently needed.
“But in fact the product offered in the e-mail has no quality or even never existed,” said Maria Vergelis, Kaspersky’s security analyst, through a written statement, Friday, March 6, 2020.
Turn Panic Problem Masks Utilized Cyber Criminals
The distributed spam email includes information about masks that claim to protect users from various viruses in the air, including corona viruses. “99.99 percent of the time,” the sound offered.
After a user clicks on the email link, they will be directed to a page with the mask offer, and asked to fill in credit card details to make a purchase. Because the website hosting the URL is not linked to any advertised product, it’s likely that the user won’t receive the item. On the contrary, will lose some money.
Or in some cases they receive products of inappropriate quality, Maria said.
Previously, Kaspersky’s detection technology discovered malicious files disguised as documents relating to vigilance against corona viruses. The malicious file that was found disguised under the guise of being a pdf, mp4, docx file containing information about the corona virus. Bandar Ceme IDN
Anton Ivanov, Kaspersky malware analyst, believes the number of infected users is not high enough. But looking at previous cases, we can assume that the user received it from the site regarding the corona virus that has been prepared by threat actors and via malicious email, he said.
The file names imply they contain video instructions on how to protect themselves from viruses, current information about threats, and even virus detection procedures. The files include 2019 Novel Coronavirus.lnk, 5 INFOGRAFIA CORONAVIRUS.lnk, Affiche proce_dure de De_tection Coronavirus (3) .pdf.lnk, and How to prevent Coronavirus (1) .mp4.lnk.
These files contain various threats, from trojans to worms, which are capable of destroying, blocking, modifying or copying data, as well as disrupting the operation of computers or computer networks. If a user has clicked on and downloaded a file without having a cyber security solution, the malware will download and launch the attack on their device, Ivanov said.