Russian Hackers Deploy Info-Stealing Malware Against Ukraine. Cyclonis Provides Protection Steps

By: Cyclonis Limited
 
DUBLIN - April 29, 2022 - PRLog -- Russia's invasion of Ukraine has brought a heavy wave of new info-stealer malware infections in its wake. Since hostilities broke out, Russian-backed hackers using phishing emails and malware to gain access to both government and individual computer systems have increased, and Russian-linked cyber attacks are expected to remain a constant worldwide threat for the foreseeable future.

Cyclonis Limited and its research partners track the development of cyber attacks including info-stealing malware threats like Raccoon Stealer and have compiled effective ways to help you protect yourself from attacks.

Dangerous Info-Stealer Malware Threatens Users Globally

In the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, numerous highly dangerous info-stealer malware infections have emerged. Info-stealers are designed to infiltrate computers without user knowledge or consent. Once installed, these threats steal users' highly sensitive information, including banking passwords, credit card information, crypto wallet IDs and passphrases, and transmit the stolen data to cybercriminal hacker groups. Stolen data can be used by cybercriminals to perpetuate identity theft, commit fraud and compromise additional computer systems without the user's knowledge. In an alarming trend, info-stealers are increasingly offered as "malware-as-a-service", providing a turn-key solution for novice cybercriminals to get into the cybercrime game.

To find out more about the ongoing cyber attacks against Ukraine, visit https://www.cyclonis.com/cyber-war-ukraine-russia-flares-up-invasion-continues/.

How to Protect Yourself Against Info-Stealing Malware

Users can follow these guidelines to help to prevent info-stealing malware attacks and help increase online security:
  • Be extremely careful, even when downloading and installing reputable and popular software. Always verify that you are downloading directly from the source and not from questionable third-party software sharing pages or unfamiliar sites.
  • Protect your computer from potential cyber attacks with a powerful anti-malware program like SpyHunter (https://www.enigmasoftware.com/products/spyhunter/).
  • Use strong passwords that are unique and hard to guess. To help keep track of all your passwords in one central place, use a reputable password manager like Cyclonis Password Manager (https://www.cyclonis.com/products/password-manager/).
  • Backup your data. Consider using a reliable cloud storage backup program like Cyclonis Backup (https://www.cyclonis.com/products/cyclonis-backup/) to protect your important files.
About Cyclonis Limited

An Irish company headquartered in Dublin, Cyclonis Limited (https://www.cyclonis.com/company/about-us/) designs and develops desktop, mobile, and cloud-enabled software products focused on simplifying data organization and management. Focused on helping computer users simplify their online life, Cyclonis Limited is best known for the development and distribution of their Cyclonis Password Manager (https://www.cyclonis.com/products/password-manager/) and Cyclonis Backup (https://www.cyclonis.com/products/cyclonis-backup/) applications, an adept password management application that combines a collection of useful features to encrypt, store, and easily access passwords and sync users' data across multiple Internet-connected devices. Cyclonis Limited's applications aim to streamline the process of organizing the increasing volumes of information regular computer users deal with every day.
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