Beware! Fireball Malware Infects Nearly 250 Million Computers Worldwide

So, as you all know I am not a fan of any Malware writer but I do have to give props where props are due. I mean, come on....Fireball Malware...even you have to admit that's a cool name.

I can hear the movie announcer now "FIREBALL MALWARE! Coming to PC near you his Summer! Tickets are now available.

"Security researchers have discovered a massive malware campaign that has already infected more than 250 million computers across the world, including Windows and Mac OS.

Dubbed Fireball, the malware is an adware package that takes complete control of victim's web browsers and turns them into zombies, potentially allowing attackers to spy on victim's web traffic and potentially steal their data.

Check Point researchers, who discovered this massive malware campaign, linked the operation to Rafotech, a Chinese company which claims to offer digital marketing and game apps to 300 million customers.

While the company is currently using Fireball for generating revenue by injecting advertisements onto the browsers, the malware can be quickly turned into a massive destroyer to cause a significant cyber security incident worldwide.

Fireball comes bundled with other free software programs that you download off of the Internet. Once installed, the malware installs browser plugins to manipulate the victim's web browser configurations to replace their default search engines and home pages with fake search engines (trotux.com). 

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Last modified on Saturday, 03 June 2017 11:59

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