screentime malware alert

New custom malware, screentime, is one to watch!

February 20, 20231 min read

What Is 'Screentime’ malware

Computer security experts are on high alert due to the discovery of a new malicious payload– 'Screentime'. It is potentially very risky for online safety and security. It is a Russian-developed malware linked to other threats like ransomware and spyware. Screentime can steal information, install backdoors, and hide malicious processes. It can also communicate with remote servers undetected by anti-virus programs or traditional network monitoring systems.

Screentime malware can be used for spying. It can track activity across multiple devices, like laptops, tablets, and cell phones. It can gain access to personal info like passwords, payment data, and location services. This makes it important for users to watch out for security risks posed by malicious software.

What ways could this new malware launch an attack?

Screentime malware can launch attacks with phishing or impersonation. Attackers pretend to be a company or your organization to get data and break security.

Screentime malware can also use a 2-stage payload. It looks like safe software, but when it gets in, it joins a botnet. This helps the attacker spread the malware faster and use it to attack vulnerable systems.

Cyber-security specialists suggest taking extra precautions against Abaddon. Effective measures such as two-factor authentication, antivirus software, regular patching, and updates can help reduce the risk of malicious activity.

Best Way to Protect your Business.

In today's digital age, cyber security is more important than ever. There are many effective measures that can be taken to reduce the risk of screentime malware activity, such as implementing layered security, using two-factor authentication, installing antivirus software, and regularly patching and updating. In addition, educating your employees on proper cybersecurity hygiene and cybersecurity awareness training. These safeguards can help protect your data and keep your systems secure from potential threats.

 

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