Cyber-criminals’ Latest Strategy is Application-Based
Security specialists from BitDefender the security company claim that Internauts quite well know that several scams exist that tout products and techniques apparently to assist them towards earning income without difficulty. But currently, in a new strategy, cyber-criminals have begun concentrating on ruses, which are application-based.
Recently, BitDefender's specialists stumbled upon software known as "How to Earn Money" with which users could apparently benefit towards earning quickly devoid of excessive problems.
Actually this dubious software conceals a malicious program, which BitDefender detected to be the Trojan.Fraud.A. This Trojan, upon installation, implants itself onto the folder for Program Files. Thereafter, the malware creates shortcuts followed with thrusting HTML web-pages, which tout a software device capable of yielding the user huge dollar incomes within merely a month or so.
One such advertisement from the lot tells about Ex-retail Slave, which finds one uncomplicated system producing a maximum of $24,836.87 on a monthly basis as also requires merely 30 seconds to become operational. Consequently, it invites users to try the system and watch the simplicity with which it works. Softpedia.com published this on May 15, 2012.
But for accessing the software device it's said that an end-user merely requires making a one-time marginal payment of $37 else $47 and begin earning fast as much as $23,836.87 to $91,546.76 in a single month. Such is the simplicity involved.
Inevitably, there isn't any magic software that helps in money-making. It's just one more associate application, which provides the knowledge to the Internauts how they can effectively spam mails to unwitting e-mail users who imprudently reveal personal e-mail id online.
And, though it's nothing novel about having such mechanisms in money-making, the above in particular is slightly twisted in that instead of getting the end-user to view a website, there's one customized billboard software app from the cyber-crooks, which deceptively doesn't exhibit the web address of the related site thereby possibly discouraging the end-user to verify about the site's standing. Still further, if the Web-browser blacklists such websites, end-users can even then visit them devoid of any alerts, since the billboard software most certainly loads it, BitDefender specialists conclude.
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