Friday 3 May 2024

[Post 363] Scammed In China: How Trojan Horses Launch Malware Attacks On Our Devices | Cyber Scammed - Part 1/3


In China, cyber attackers are taking advantage of the ubiquity of instant messaging platforms such as WeChat to launch trojan horses. The baits are disguised as all sorts of innocuous documents and links, such as free software, free games, or even celebrity gossip. Once the user clicks on the bait and the malware has been installed, the hacker can gain control of the device remotely. From there, they are free to perform a host of unauthorised actions – from observing one’s social interactions on various platforms for social engineering, to impersonating the victim or their bosses for monetary gain.  

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