The vulnerability of the popular archiver WinRAR, which is more than 19 years, first used to attack users. Fraudsters send out e-mails, which attach harmful files, infecting victims ‘ devices.
After penetration of the virus to the device it is activated the hackers get the remote access to it. A necessary condition for the implementation of the harmful attacks is not enabled UAC on the device.
Experts from 360 Threat Intelligence noted that this may be the first malicious program that spreads via email and uses vulnerability WinRAR.
The vulnerability WinRAR became known in February of this year. It allows you to automatically run a malicious code every time you boot the system and dealt with about 500 million users. The developers of archiver eliminated found the problem and updated the program. It is eliminated only in the corrected version, so still potentially threatens a large number of devices.
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