ESET unveils rating of cyber threat for January on Azerbaijan


February 14, Fineko/ ESET has presented the report on malware activity in Azerbaijan in January 2018, compiled with the help of ESET LiveGrid cloud system. 
Last month the ESET experts discovered a new method of infecting computers, which cyberspying group Turla uses. The hackers have combined in a package their backdoor and installer Adobe Flash Player. The scheme is applied in attacks aimed at employees of embassies and consulates of post-Soviet countries. 
Well-known browser miner JS/CoinMiner, which produces cryptocurrency without the user's knowledge, is on the first line of the rating of cyber threats in Azerbaijan. Mining scripts are embedded in malicious sites or compromised legitimate sites. Two more programs for covert mining – Win32/CoinMiner and Win64/CoinMiner keep the positive dynamics. 
The global rating is also headed by JS/CoinMiner. The positive dynamics is observed among SMB/Exploit.DoublePulsar – activation of ESET antivirus products prior to attempting operation in Trojan system Win32/Exploit.CVE-2017-0147.A and encoder Win32/Filecoder.WannaCryptor.
In January, 9.5% of ESET NOD32 users from Azerbaijan encountered an attempt to infect their computers with malware.  
ESET recommends ignoring suspicious websites and links, update regularly the operating system and other software products, and protect their PCs and mobile devices with modern anti-virus software.

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