Friday, 25 July 2014

Indian Internet User Must Know About Bladabindi Virus! How to Stop

What is Bladabindi Virus?
            Bladabindi is a virus which can steals your very personal information for nefarious purposes.  The CERT said, the virus could infect Microsoft windows operating system and it spread through removal USB flash drives, pen drive, data cards, and other Malwares. This Bladabinid virus steals sensitive user information from infected computer system. Bladabindi could also be used as malware downloader to propagate further malware and provide backdoor access to the remote attacker.

What can Baldabidi virus do?
1.      Bladabindi variants could capture keyboard press, control computer camera and later send collected sensitive information to remote attacker.
2.        Bladabindi is infecting Microsoft Windows operating system and spreading via infecting removable USB flash drives and via other malwares,”
3.     Bladabindi variants can be created using a publicly available malicious hacker tool. Attacker can create a malicious file using any choice of icon to mislead or entice naive user into running the malicious file,
4.      It can acquire as many as 12 aliases to conceal its real identity and later affect a computer system or personal information of a user.
5.        The virus possesses a unique ability to acquire a safe network domain id in order to falsely add itself to the firewall exclusion list and bypass a user’s firewall mechanism.
 6.       Copying themselves into the root folder of a removable drive and create a shortcut file with the name and folder icon of the drive. When the user clicks on the shortcut, the malware gets executed and Windows Explorer is opened and it makes it seem as if nothing malicious happened.
 7.       Attack by the virus could result loss of important proprietary data of a user like “computer name, country and serial number, Windows user name, computer’s operating system version, Chrome stored passwords, Firefox stored passwords, the agency said in the advisory.
 8.       It checks for camera drivers and installs a DLL plugin so it can record and upload the video to a remote attacker.

How to Protect from this Virus?
1.        Scan computer system with the free removal tools,
2.        Disable the autorun functionality in Windows
3.        Use USB clean or vaccination software,
4.        Keep up-to-date patches and fixes on the operating system and application software,
5.        Deploy up-to-date anti-virus and anti-spyware signatures at desktop and gateway level,
6.        Do not follow unsolicited web links or attachments in email messages
7.        Do not visit un-trusted websites
8.        Use strong passwords and also enable password policies,
9.    Enable firewall at desktop and gateway level, guard against social engineering attacks and limit user privileges.

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