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Beware Of Websites Impersonating As Microsoft And Spotify To Steal User Information

This may not come as a surprise to a lot of us, since there’s an alarming increase of scams and fake websites out to steal user information. However, please spread word that there’s a fake Microsoft Store, Spotify, and online document converter out there to steal credit card info and passwords. Yikes!

#BREAKING Beware of active infostealer campaign mimicking Microsoft Windows Store, Spotify and FreePdfConvert apps targeting countries in South America 🇵🇪🇨🇴🇦🇷. #ESETresearch @jiriatvirlab 1/3 pic.twitter.com/bizy5ie3GQ — ESET research (@ESETresearch) April 19, 2021

According to BleepingComputer and TechNave, the targeted region seems to be South America, but just take precaution as they may expand target regions for attacks. These shady websites are spreading the Ficker Malware, used to steal information and user credentials that are saved in web browsers, messaging apps, and FTP clients. Another quick note, Ficker can also steal documents, take screenshots of your running apps, and steal from your cryptocurrency wallets.

So how do you prevent this from happening? Make sure you check the URL and certificate information before clicking into it! Let your friends and family know to keep their information safe too!

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#Ficker #malware

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