Fake Updates Continue To Be A Digital Risk: What To Do?

In this digital era, online threats are booming as much as the internet user base. Sometimes, malware infects devices due to vulnerabilities unknown to people. However, it frequently comes as a direct consequence of users’ actions. For instance, entering that suspicious website promising exclusive content or software for free. Speaking of human error, one of the most popular techniques used by hackers is fake updates.

But what are fake updates? These are malicious software downloads masquerading as legitimate updates. This type of malware is often used to infect devices with ransomware. The recent development in this is Vidar Malware. What are its risks, and how to contain them?

What is Vidar malware? 

The recent fake update was discovered impersonating a Windows 11 download portal. These portals ultimately caused a Vidar malware infection. The same malware was found to be spreading through the fake InterVPN website.

Vidar is a kind of info-stealing malware that may be utilized to monitor users. This malicious software can steal login credentials, take screenshots, bank details, etc. Besides general info stealing, Vidar was also discovered downloading and executing additional malware payloads. Moreover, the malware deletes itself from the system after completing its work.

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