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Sophisticated RAUM Tool Replaces Torrent Files with Malware

RAUM, one fresh and refined tool is the latest discovery in the cyber-crime world. It attacks innocent Web-surfers who surf torrent sites to download media content else popular software, by substituting them with malicious software.

InfoArmor an Internet security firm describes RAUM as being utilized for particularly turning torrents into weapons for proliferating different ransomware strains such as Cerber, CTB-Locker and CryptXXX, as well as Dridex the banker Trojan and Pony the password grabbing spyware. This task gets done via two-prong assault.

InfoArmor further reports that a very desirable target of RAUM is Internet games played on PCs and the files which activate the Mac OS and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

The security firm states that Black Team an organized crime syndicate from Eastern Europe has effectively monetized the unlawful operation by actively providing RAUM tool across underground networks through the pay-per-install scheme. One unusual infrastructure is involved which lets end-users handle fresh malicious downloads with the aid of one huge network of virtual servers that run all the time, including compromised PCs. Infosecurity-magazine.com posted this, September 21, 2016.

People who rely on torrent websites, notes TorrentFreak, for acquiring games and software and not music and video files have the greatest possibility to contract RAUM along with related malicious programs.

The above reporting insists that end-users be wary about the dangers while making access to torrent files. According to TorrentFreak, for remaining secured, it is best not reposing faith on apps that are freely-downloadable online.

InfoArmor discloses having detected 1,639,000-and-more records garnered during recent months from contaminated end-users having different credentials for accessing social media, gaming sites, online services, corporate resources as well as sent out databases from the publicly exposed criminal network.

InfoArmor, the company said, strongly suggested taking the greatest caution while accessing torrent tracker websites alternatively taking down pirated digital material, business software and operating systems.

Further, it'd be good browsing via Mozilla's Firefox and Google's Chrome web-browsers and using the freely-offered security protection from Malwarebytes the company that detects malware.

Meanwhile, the just mentioned tools for security and browsing have deactivated the Internet Protocol addresses which have been found to source RAUM.

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