Considering all the security issues, one of them is even your internet connection bandwidth can be sold off by the hacker. This causes a big money loss. Hackers can do with your internet connection after they inflect your computer. This is proxy ware and you have to have a knowledge about it.
Internet connection bandwidth of the user has monetary value for the hackers as they are selling it off, causing the users a great money loss. The devices of the hackers are connected to the devices for many reasons e.g to steal data important information encrypting data for ransom, or using data for the identity theft and much more like this. Hackers are training their guns on the devices for the new reasons. To sell their victims internet connection for money using “Proxy Ware”.
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This technology that is used by the hackers is known as Proxy Ware. That was recently spotted by the Cisco Talos, & is being used to target victims, whose devices have been infected with the malware. The technology “Proxy Ware” it self is not illegal and it is used by the many of legitimate purposes that includes some security and Fire Wall programs for example. Softwares that uses the technology and they allow their users to create the hotspot with their internet connections allows their users to get paid when it is used.
Hackers have found the way to weaponise these Proxy Ware tools. They are reportedly installing on hacking victims devices without their knowledge. This is the big problem because, if the software is installed in variety of devices it creates a steady stream of money for hackers, these people don’t care if these connections are used for criminal purposes.
Different games are available on the internet today including “pirated games” that are being used to install cryptocurrency mining apps. Proxy Ware can also be installed in the same manner, when we install the application the malicious software is automatically installed in the victims computer. Different services like Honey gain, Packet Stream and NanoWire that are being used to generate passive income, on the behalf of cyber attackers and Malware attackers.
HOW TO STOP THIS?
- To avoid these problems you must have to check your gadget for all the Apps. If you have no idea of downloading you have to delete them immediately. Install the Apps that are well-known. Do not install the Apps that comes from the unknown Sources.
- Install the Apps using the proper Official App store for example Google Play store or Apple store. But sometimes many Apps on the Apps store where having hidden malicious malware in them.
- The users have to make sure they have built in security scanner that is active in the Computer or mobile phone.
- Links that are being send by the strangers should be deleted immediately.
- If you have detected a problem in the PC or mobile, you must try Infection cleaner that remove the Malware from the system.
- Users are stay away from the games that are online and Pirated Apps.