Hackers just found out how to use Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities
The cybercriminals are using meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. You may think that they found a way to weaponize the weaknesses, but the answer is no. Their ingenuity has no limits! Our cybersecurity team just found a fake site owed by the cybercriminals that were impersonating German Federal Office for Information Security aka BSI.
The site was used as a channel of distribution for malware presented as security patches against Meltdown and Spectre: Intel-AMD-SecurityPatch-10-1-v1.exe.
After the victim is tricked to install the fake patch, their systems will be infected with a malware named Smoke Loader which is designed to download and install new malware payloads.
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Our cybersecurity expert says that this cyber attack has two main significant problems: The first problem is that nowadays SSL certificates can be easily obtained so anyone can abuse them. An SSL certificate is a guarantee that all the traffic done through the site by a user is encrypted and protected with HTTPS. The certificate offers no guarantee on what content is stored or distributed trough that site.
The second big problem is that many users are misinformed or uninformed regarding many things that happen in the cyberspace. Be aware! No company will contact its users and customers individually to offer new security patches for significant problems like Meltdown and Spectre are. Every user must check any info like this and always back up their choice to trust or not with a top antivirus solution.
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