Qbot malware re-emerges in frightening new attack on 54,000 PCs and counting
April 14, 2016
Shah Sheikh (1320 articles)
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Qbot malware re-emerges in frightening new attack on 54,000 PCs and counting

If you’ve been reading Komando.com for a while, you know there are new strains of malware and ransomware locking down computers and stealing financial information every day. But Qbot is a whole new type of dangerous and sinister malware that you must know about.

It’s a shape-shifting malware that continually refreshes and updates itself, making it difficult for everyday antivirus programs to find it. Worse, it adapts its coding if it detects a security system on your device.

Qbot, or Qakbot, first surfaced in 2009. This new strain is currently attacking computers around the world, but mostly in the United States. So far, 54,000 computers have been hit and its designed to quickly spread from colleges and hospitals to your computers.

Qbot steals your credentials, like login names and passwords, using a network-aware worm with backdoor capabilities. Its creators launch new encrypted versions as often as every six hours.

Cybersecurity experts warn that Qbot is designed to hide from everyday antivirus software programs.Note: It’s critically important that you install a rock-solid Internet security system. At Komando.com, we’ve been using for several years. Why? It’s the best.

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And, get this. More than 400 million people and 270,000 businesses worldwide trust Kaspersky Lab products to keep their home computers and expansive computer systems safe.

For you, the best things about Kaspersky Total Security are that it protects up to five gadgets, whether PC, Apple or Android.

Source | Komando