The default Windows icon for .JS scripts is a conventionalized scroll illustrated in a low-resolution graphics.
Most ransomware infections today are distributed via email attachments along with a message that urges the victim to open the attached file. Usually, the crooks cling to words that look noteworthy for both individuals and enterprises.
For example one of the latest Locky ransomware variants associated with the malicious file extension .zzzzz is reported to use the same distribution technique.
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A Drive-By Attack
Compromise the online ads/banners displayed on the website.
Establish connection with remote server, so they can load malicious content or software.
A drive-by attack is s a malware delivery method that is generated right after the user visit a compromised website. All stages of the infection process are happening in the background and stay invisible to the user.
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Currently, online attacks are one of the most common vectors used for malware infections.
The threats that we face today are so advanced that no single security solution is enough for full protection. Cyber criminals are always changing the ways they distribute malware in order to bypass the traditional security measures.
- Upload all suspicious files and URLs to online services that will analyze them even before you download or open them. Such type of services can detect viruses, worms, Trojans, and all kinds of malware. VirusTotal is an excellent example as it has one of the largest web databases for malware.
Ensure spam email protection by creating rules that will filter your incoming emails. Enter the official website of your email service provider and search for options on how to manage your incoming mail.
Install anti-malware software to keep you safe in real time. Anti-malware programs have databases of known malware that are updated on a daily basis. Thus they will detect all malicious .JS files and stop the infection process on time. Furthermore, an anti-malware program contains many technologies to prevent all types malware intrusion on your computer.
Keep your software updated – your operating system, browsers, apps, antivirus, etc. Performing software updates will decrease the possibility of malicious hackers to exploit an unpatched vulnerability in your software.