Malicious software steals data about the reliability of the system: information about installations, updates, errors and problems in the work. Usually they are automatically saved on the device in one of the folders, writes lenta.ru.
The TrickBot virus was spread by unknown cybercriminals via emails. Messages were issued as an official mailing from the bank: the letter was accompanied by the organization’s logos and file security messages.
In the newsletter fraudsters asked the victims to open the attached document. It contained the malicious macro that downloads the Trojan onto the device. Experts note that such a spread of the virus has become a classic hacker technique.
The experts clarified that a number of anti-virus programs can detect and stop the action of TrickBot in time. However, users still need to be careful not to open files received from unknowns.
Earlier, researchers at the Zero Day Initiative discovered a zero-day vulnerability in Windows 7. It allows hackers to remotely execute arbitrary code and install viruses on a computer. Despite a detailed report of experts, the company did not eliminate the problem in 4 months.