Windows warns of malware taking over your PC and stealing passwords

WINDOWS users are warned about malware that could take over your computer.

Hackers are using a new JavaScript download tool to remotely send eight types of Trojans to gain access to people’s Windows systems.

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Cybercriminals are using a new JavaScript download tool to steal user informationcredit: scientific

Malware has the ability to steal usernames, passwords, and other sensitive data.

Cybersecurity researchers call the download tool RATDispenser, who say the initial entry point is in the form of a phishing email claiming to contain a file about something.

Clicking on the file will install RATDispenser which will distribute a bunch of different malware all designed to steal your information.

The downloader installs all kinds of malware. Some are well known like WSHRAT and some are new like Panda Stealer.

RATDispenser is detected by only one in 10 antivirus engines, which makes it a very dangerous malware.

“It is of particular concern that RATDispenser is only detected by about 11 percent of antivirus systems, successfully spreading stealth malware to victims’ endpoints in most cases,” said Patrick Schlaber, HP Malware Analyst.

Schlapfer added that the malware poses a “silent threat,” allowing hackers to steal information from business accounts or even cryptocurrency wallets.

“From here, cybercriminals can steal sensitive data, escalate their access, and in some cases sell that access to ransomware groups,” he said.

The researchers say network administrators should oversee and check the types of email attachment files allowed in their email gateways and block unwanted ones such as JavaScript or VBScript.

It is also important to know that you should not click on any unfamiliar links or files and not give your information to someone you do not know.

Users are warned not to click on any unfamiliar links or give their information to people they don't know

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Users are warned not to click on any unfamiliar links or give their information to people they don’t knowcredit: Getty
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