mercredi 14 juin 2017

Trending 'Fireball' adware raises botnet concerns

Last week, security researchers reported on a trending adware infection known as "Fireball". Sourced to the Chinese marketing firm Rafotech, reports indicate a footprint of more than 250 million infected machines worldwide. While the infection currently appears to only make changes to victims’ browser homepages and search engines, analysis suggests that the software could be remotely leveraged to act as a malware dropper. If true, it’s possible that infected systems could be made part of a botnet and used to carry out new types of attack over the Internet. The Fireball adware is being distributed via freeware software installers through… [Continue Reading]

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