The Russians sent a dangerous virus under the guise of data about a vacation

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Experts of the company Check Point warned of the danger of the spread on computers of Russians new malware, named AgentTesla. About it reported in a press release received by the editors”.ru”.

The researchers stressed that although AgentTesla infect the device with 2014, in Russia the virus has begun to spread from the middle of June, and had also assumed significant proportions in July.

Experts have recorded a few large mailings of letters with malware, what the Russian users. Often email messages imitated notifications received during the holiday period. They supposedly had information about booking or buying tickets, and receipts.

Virus AgentTesla able to track and gather information of the victim, which he enters through the keyboard, and take screenshots and extract account information to programs. Under the threat of the fallen Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Outlook.

Earlier Windows terminal services have found critical vulnerabilities that allow attackers to hijack the victim’s computer. Also, attackers can infect the system threat software and distribute it to other devices.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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