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Malware attacks have been one of the biggest security threats for many organizations for over a decade. Throwing light on the growing threats, researchers have discovered new malware recently. One of these is dubbed Vizom and is being actively used across Brazil. It disguises itself as video-conferencing software, tools to evade security checks. The malware is capable of compromising online bank accounts.
The others are classified as new variants of GravityRAT, which is capable of stealing device data, recording text logs, and calls. Some of these variants are written in .NET, Python, while a few are built for Android and Electron.
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New Vizom malware
Researchers have come across a new malware variant, dubbed Vizom, that is being actively utilized in an active campaign across Brazil. The malware is used to compromise bank accounts via online financial services. It disguises itself as video-conferencing software, tools to evade security checks.
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Posted on: October 19, 2020
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