The Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection Research Team have released a warning to all Windows users informing them that a notorious malware has resurfaced and has begun to spread once again. This malware, named Astaroth (The Great Duke of Hell), steals user credentials without ever needing to install malicious software.
To stop the Malware, Anti-Virus programs need closely monitor how WMIC command-line code, applying rules to such code when necessary. This includes regularly checking the age of the files being called and flagging or completely blocking newly created DLL files. However, Microsoft’s anti-virus, as well as other anti-virus programs, have been updated to watch for such occurrences.
Nevertheless, it is crucial that you remain cautious when online. Malware like this, even though modern anti-virus has been updated to watch for these suspicious actions, is not full proof. You should never look at your anti-virus as being the first line of defense; that what you are! If you are worried that an email may be a phishing scam, the chances are that it is. Always verify with the sender before you click on any links or download any files, and you will ensure that your computer and data remains safe!
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