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What is the Evil Corp malware? What does it do, and how to prevent it?

Like most computer users, you have heard of viruses, bots and trojans, but you are not familiar with specific names. You’ve probably never heard of Evil Corp or know of their attacks that have affected millions of people. It’s important that you learn more to protect your computer and personal information.

Basics of the Evil Corp Malware

Evil Corp is a group of hackers that uses malware to steal millions of dollars from unsuspecting victims. The group sends out emails containing malware that are embedded in URLs and file attachments. A trojan is unleashed once the URL is clicked on or a file is downloaded.

Evil Corp is best known for unleashing malware through phishing emails, such as the GraceWire and Dridex trojans. Fake emails were designed to appear from legitimate companies. Dridex was unleashed to the users of Xero, a cloud-based accounting firm, along with banks and financial institutions.

How It Affects Computer Users

Evil Corp malware is designed to steal victims’ personal and financial information, such as names, addresses, credit card numbers and bank account details. The malware monitors your browsing activities, taking note of the information that you use to visit financial websites. It is also programmed to change settings in the registry of Web browsers.

Preventing an Attack

Installing antivirus software is the first step to prevent an attack. Each year, new versions of the software are upgraded to fight the latest malware threats. This program blocks the websites or webpages that are considered too risky. A built-in email scanning tool removes spam from your email inbox and looks for viruses embedded in your emails.

After You’ve Been Attacked

If you already have anti-malware software installed, run a thorough scan of your computer. After the scan is finished, you’ll see all of the malicious files and programs that are present on your computer. The next step is to remove these files as soon as possible. Have your software tool handle the work or hire a laptop repair professional to carry out the data recovery after removal of the software.

Bad software is counteracted by good software. Install antivirus software to prevent malicious downloads and remove the ones that have already infected your computer. This software includes scanning tools to detect the presence of malware and automatic alerts to tell you when threats are found. By learning more about Evil Corp’s tactics, you are a step ahead of the cyber criminals who want to take over your computer.