Cyber-criminals in their yet another cyber technique have launched one fresh malware distribution scheme particularly designed towards hitting at Google Chrome when people are using the browser on their Windows computers.
Thus when targeting users of Google Chrome, the latest malware attack relies on the notorious EITest series of infection that earlier associated with many attack toolkits used in assaults pertaining to ransomware, ID stealers as also other malware attacks. University Herald posted this, January 23, 2017.
EITest has been under close examination by Proof Security a cyber security firm that described the infection chain as well documented which commonly resorts to insufficiently secured websites for diverting end-users onto attack toolkit web-pages.
After detecting during 2014 for the first time, EITest was observed serving various information stealers, ransomware as well as other malware strains and still continuing. The malware targeting Chrome Web-browser has witnessed considerable changes and clever maneuvers, moving onto increasingly targeted assaults rather than depend on conventional attack toolkits to inject code.
The fresh malware employed complicated web techniques wherein sinister script is injected into weakly protected sites. The possibilities are great where the attacked end-user is on Google Chrome in Windows PCs.
Security researchers explain that the EITest malware utilizes certain 'web engineering' method for duping end-users into downloading the sinister update of Google Chrome. People are likely to first get contaminated in case they viewed tainted result pages from search engines.
It's said that the harmful code makes the mentioned sites difficult to read. The gibberish images that appear actually make the sites unreadable. This is followed with one fake Google Chrome missive coming on the PC-screen saying one particular font namely HoeflerText could not be found while that was the explanation why end-users could not read the websites. In the end, the message recommends end-users to make Google Chrome Font Pack up-to-date.
Luckily, certain security measures have been created for mitigating the above type of threat, thanks to experts. However currently, the most appropriate security protection will be being sure about the searches one makes. Besides, users of Google Chrome have been strongly advised against taking down the fake Chrome update.