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Watch out! This Dangerous Fake Antivirus Site Can Steal Personal Data and Banking Information

Liputan6.com, Jakarta – Cybercriminals were recently caught using fake websites disguised as official antivirus pages from Avatst, Bitdefender, and Malwarebytes.

In this way, cybercriminals can secretly spread malware capable of stealing sensitive information from victims' Android and Windows devices.

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“Disguising malicious software on a fake antivirus website is more likely to attack victims, especially those who want to protect their devices from cyberattacks,” said Trellix security researcher Gurumoorthi Ramanathan.

Quoting Gurumoorthi's report via The Hacker NewsSaturday (25/5/2024), the site avast-securedownload(.)com was used by hackers to spread the SpyNote trojan.

When this fake program is installed on a device, this malware can read SMS, call history, install and delete applications, take screenshots, track location, and mine cryptocurrency.

Meanwhile, on the fake site bitdefender-app(.)com, perpetrators use this website to send ZIP files that can steal user information, from personal to banking data, from their devices.

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Lastly is the malwarebytes(.)pro web page, which criminals use to distribute RAR files that can run the StealC malware and also steal their victims' information.

Currently it is still not clear how these fake sites are disseminated, but similar campaigns in the past used malvertising techniques and 'poisoned' search engine optimization (SEO) so that they always appeared at the top of searches.

Stealing malware is increasingly becoming a common threat, with cybercriminals advertising a variety of specialized variants with varying degrees of complexity.

Therefore, it would be a good idea for you as an internet user, whether for work, college or school, to be more careful about the rise in cyber attacks.

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