VPNFilter, neither a computing device manufacturer nor a state-of-the-art mechanism, left lakhs of computers infected in dozens of countries last fortnight.
It’s the name of a malicious malware that would paralyzed millions of computers within a short spell of time leaving the cyber security experts on tenterhook.
If the hackers, who are believed to have been hailing from Russia, are not rein in at an earlier date, more troubles are in store since the malware in question might be more nefarious, say the experts who are engaged in research to counter the huge threat.
An updated study suggests that the malware is prone to a new module, where the entire clash erupts during the incoming web traffic.
According to an additional cyber analysis, here the hackers keep using the module where the malware is allowed to operate in the web traffic fitted at a highly infected router.
The attackers deploy ssler, a device to extract crucial data which keep circulating from the device to the web in a system well known to them.
The mechanism, further, ensures speedy traffic to a new prominent social networking sites namely Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google et al in view of some extra security advantage.
The most striking revelation is the malware is a threat to millions of computing devices across the globe, where HTTP might be downgraded under the weight of it within a short a few hours.
The cardinal factor here is said to be the ssler, which would help the hackers strike within minutes.
Those engaged with the extensive studies on this issue say the notorious mechanism, if allowed to go on, might help the hackers manipulate a bank account and its balance to siphon off money there of.
The researchers are scrambling for more details of the malicious mechanism to weed out the possibility of more attack and to ensure that the personal data and password are allowed to remain safe.