Top CyberSecurity News For October 11th 2016

  1. ‘StrongPity’ malware infects users through illegitimate WinRAR and TrueCrypt installersFrom Neowin.net. 

    A new strain of malware has been discovered by Kaspersky Labs, named ‘StrongPity,’ which targets users looking for two legitimate computer programs, WinRAR and TrueCrypt. WinRAR is a file archiver utility for Windows, which compresses and extracts files, while the latter is a discontinued encryption tool.

    The malware contains components that not only has the ability to give attackers complete control on the victim’s computer, but also steal disk contents and download other software that the cybercriminals need. It was found that users in Italy and Belgium were affected the most, but there were also records found in Turkey, North Africa, and the Middle East.

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