Sophos researchers, one of the experts in computer security, have discovered an interesting new malware that has already infected a number of machines. Its function confuses experts. Traditionally, a virus pursues a malicious purpose: to retrieve information, Hack accounts, Recover funds, … but the virus discovered by Sophos experts has no other purpose than to make the lives of hackers more difficult because it prevents access to all illegal download sites including.
The virus spreads through illegal download sites. It is installed on files downloaded by Internet users. In particular, pirated versions of games Within us Or Minecraft, But pirated versions of Microsoft Office. According to researchers, broken links are widely shared on the Discord platform.
Once installed, the software blocks access to the list of hacking sites. Very few symptoms allow it to be identified. According to the researchers who discovered it, an error message may appear when starting some software, forcing the user to reinstall it. The virus does not do any other damage to a priory.
The origin of the virus is unknown. Motivation of pirates. “It’s often easy to guess what is driving malware creators, but not with this virus,” says Andrew Brandt, one of the researchers who discovered the virus.
If the approach recommends anti-theft action, no government body will use the hacking tool to condemn hacking. Researchers say a “bad joke” or “protocol” is a hacker-led awareness campaign.
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