Again we read that that other OS has allowed thieves to take total control of systems of PCs, exploiting several vulnerabilities of that other OS simultaneously to spread a sophisticated key-logger to transfer funds from bank accounts. The gory details according to Symantec are here. Read it if you dare.” When an unsuspecting user comes across a website which has code pointing to the exploit attack toolkit website, the visiting computer is subjected to various application exploits which if successful will drop and run the Qakbot file without user interaction. A user may also become infected via a network share or removable drive.
Qakbot attempts to increase its chances of session riding by preventing users from logging out and invalidating the session authentication tokens. Qakbot does this by simply removing graphical user interface elements from the HTML page such as the link to sign out or preventing URL requests that initiate sign off and redirecting the user to pages to make it appear they did sign off.”
The state of MA, whose IT is run by that other OS even fell prey to this thing and, for weeks, account information and access to accounts was given to a band of thieves. The malware hid itself and used multiple APIs of that other OS to infect PCs on the LAN and every USB drive inserted. Isn’t it time for this nonsense to end? Use Debian GNU/Linux and take control of your PC.