|May 13, 2018 02:28 PM||By: Jinia Shawdagor | 2621 Views|
360 Security is an internet company that provides antivirus to users to protect their computers from a virus or any kind of malware. It is popular and is applied in most of the computers around the world.
The malware enters the victim’s computer behind installing the application One System Care. The malware then affects the computer with a cryptocurrency miner in which DNS settings will be altered, and ads will be displayed. It will also have regular updates by creating a PowerShell script which will hide the malware from the systems scheduled duties. The miner will then continue to mine cryptocurrency.
The malware would work a scheduled time and would be used to mine cryptocurrency. Even if the victim removes the malware, it will recreate itself as long as the PowerShell script would continue in the computer.
The Malware would work in such a way that it would disguise itself with a legit software and use PowerShell to bypass antivirus detection. It would also encrypt its authority and control protocol to avoid interception of the firewall.
The malware changed over a million computers, and 360 total security received numerous complaints from customers. The company took care of the problem and protected all the computers. They also reminded customers to enable/update the modern antivirus software to shield themselves from future viruses like these.
Marvell, a Twitter user says:
“My computer was affected with this malware but thanks to 360 it is safe. They responded immediately and resolved the problem as soon as possible.”
Jade, another Twitter user says:
“People need to be informed on what they install if they install applications without understanding if they are legit or not they will fall into these traps which will end up requiring them a lot of money.”