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Wetransfer, no guarantee that the files are safe!

Cyber ​​criminals use WeTransfer to create the illusion that downloaded files are trustworthy. WeTransfer is one of the largest sites where files can be shared for free. Standard cyber security software is less likely to detect malicious files and links when packaged via WeTransfer. As a user, you do not even realize that you have been hacked. Meanwhile, the malware will collect sensitive data, such as your bank details, in the background. Be warned and don’t download files without a thought, not even via WeTransfer.

Cyber ​​criminals no longer have to be technical

In the past, mainly large companies were victims of cybercrime. Today, small businesses and individuals are increasingly becoming victims of cybercrime. This is due to the increase in so-called ‘commodity malware’. Commodity malware is accessible ready-to-use software that criminal scan use immediately, without programming. Commodity malware is becoming more and more accessible online, which is why it is used more and more. This increase is so great that commodity malware is now used more than ransomware. Bodyguard helps you to protect yourself against this.

A file may contain a shortcut to a virus

The Bronze President group focuses on political and non-profit organizations in Asian countries. Recently, the group started using malware contained in RAR archive files. Once opened, it shows a Windows file that pretends to be a document, but in reality it is a shortcut. Clicking on the Windows shortcut file will run the malware and hack the user’s computer. Bodyguard explained this trick in this week’s clicked=hacked post.https://www.bodyguard.io/post/awareness-tip-misleiding-shortcut

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