Risk Alert: Pirated copy of popular app being used to spread information-stealing malware

WHAT HAPPENED?

Malware that steals your passwords, credit cards, and crypto wallets is being promoted through search results for a pirated copy of the CCleaner Pro Windows optimization program.

This new malware distribution campaign, discovered by Analysts at Avast, is dubbed “FakeCrack.” Analysts report detecting an average of 10,000 infection attempts every day from its customer telemetry data. Most of these victims are based in France, Brazil, Indonesia and India.

The malware victims are tricked into installing attempts to steal information stored in web browsers, like account passwords, saved credit cards, and cryptocurrency wallet credentials.

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What you can do

The campaign is already widespread, and the infection rates are high, so avoid downloading cracked software from anywhere, even if the download sites rank high on Google Search.

If you have any questions about how to safeguard your firm from these kinds of attacks, Fairview Cyber can help. We provide essential cyber and data security services like phishing prevention training, internal and external vulnerability scans, vendor due diligence, and more. Contact us today for more information about our services.

2022-06-08T11:34:40-05:00 June 8th, 2022|Flash Reports|