Another malicious intruder is reported to be targeting computers. One of the latest creations of cyber criminals is known to be Sality. This fraudulent infection is believed to be a keylogger. Moreover, Sality is also able to exploit vulnerabilities in targeted computers, and use them as backdoor functionalities.
Sality waits to penetrate into your computer, and then expects you to start its executable file. Once you do that, Sality is ready to install itself and start its malicious plan. Just as all the malicious creations of cyber criminals, Sality has its own tricks used to mislead PC users into thinking there are many problems with their machines. For example, Sality infects programs that are running on the targeted machine. Moreover, this intruder attacks security-related software that is running on the infected computer. Sality can either block security-related programs from running, or it can delete them from the computer. It can block both legitimate AV tools and firewalls. All of this is done to hide its presence from the PC owner. In this way, the computer user cannot be alarmed about the presence of the attacker and cannot take immediate measures.
Sality is a keylogger that keeps track of the activities of PC users. When a user is typing his password or log in details, Sality traces his key strokes and saves information about all the passwords and log in details used from the PC owner. No matter if he is entering into his bank account, email or some other user account. All the information is stored in special files and then sent to some email that belongs to cyber criminals. Sality can send logs to hackers by FTP . Another option is to send them by email. After that, cyber criminals have private information about the bank account of the user, as well as his browsing habits and preferences. Hackers can use this information in every possible way. Because of this, Sality is a really dangerous and harmful computer infection.
Sality will not tell the user that it has penetrated into his computer. On the contrary, it will hide itself and root itself deep into the system without the knowledge of its user. From there, Sality will be able to do all its malicious actions without any problems.
Another trick Sality uses is remote user connection. That means that Sality is able to connect to cyber criminals. In this way, hackers can access the infected PC without the knowledge of his user. They can take all the information they want from the PC.
As you can see, Sality is a malicious attacker that would do anything to steal your information. If you notice that Sality has managed to penetrate into your PC, remove the attacker immediately. To ensure that your computer is protected from malicious attackers, choose and use a reliable and effective security application.
If you wonder how your computer can be infected with a computer virus, you have to know that there are different ways. To protect your PC, avoid visiting unknown and insecure web pages. Moreover, do not install applications and updates that do not seem to be trustworthy. Check the legitimacy of the programs you would like to download and install. Last, but not least, do not submit any personal or financial information to unknown programs or web pages, as in this way you may give your details right into the hands of cyber criminals.
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