From time to time, the news about different types of malware kept arising in the market. However, the difference this year is that more hackers and bad actors are concentrating their attention on the rapidly growing cryptocurrency market. Another such incident has come forward in the shape of HackBoss. It is malware that enters into a computer with the help of downloads.
There are many sites online that are used to download pirated materials like games, movies, and TV series. However, all of these places are littered with links and pop-ups. If a user ventures to download programs from these links without having the protection of an anti-virus program, it becomes impossible for them to save their computer from the threat of viruses and malware.
Hackers are Infiltrating Digital Wallets of Computer Users without their Knowledge and Information
HackBoss is malware that could remain dormant in a PC for a long time. Many computer users do not upgrade their anti-virus software that allows these rouge programs to remain within the system without getting detected. When a person is visiting any website where content or media files are present, the site may be layered with many useless links and redirecting URLs.
Out of these links, there is a possibility that malware is also installed with the programs that the users wish to download. The malware called HackBoss is not a threat to bank transactions or security. However, when users that have the malware copy their private key to the clipboard during a transaction, it becomes active. The malware replaces the clipboard’s contents and replaces it with a different wallet code that belongs to the hackers.
Is it Possible to Stay Safe from Malware Found Online and Secure PC against such Threats?
One of the best ways to remain safe is to install a good cybersecurity protocol that would detect any malware sites before they try to interact with the system. According to the Avast development team, there are more or less 100 different wallet addresses owned by malware designers.
The threat actors manage to replace the designated wallet address with a malware counterpart. Thus, without realizing it, the user can transfer a huge number of their investment to the threat actors. It is also better to install malware scans on the browsers, as these places are the best point of interception for viruses and malware to breach a computer.