Detecting new malware on WinRAR can penetrate the computer and steal data
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Detecting new malware on WinRAR can penetrate the computer and steal data


Researchers have discovered a new type of malware capable of taking advantage of security bugs on WinRAR decompression software to infiltrate and hijack computers to steal data.

This malware is in the form of .RAR and spreads through emails with attractive subject matter. Specifically, to entice users to download compressed files attached to emails, crooks will send emails with subject matter related to current hot news on the Internet. If the user has not updated WinRAR to the latest version and downloaded this malicious code, hacker will take advantage of the vulnerability in WinRAR software to copy the malicious code to the computer to take control, steal data, data encryption …

If you have not updated the WinRAR software to the latest version, please quickly update to limit the attack. Also, you should exercise caution when downloading attachments and do not click on suspicious links in emails.

Link to download the latest version of WinRAR https://www.rarlab.com/download.htm.

In case it is necessary to download email attachments, please visit the website below to check for malware before opening it.

https://www.virustotal.com/

For documents in email, to be safe, you should open in Google Docs or online document editing applications.

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