Adult web sites
Some say it’s no one’s business what you view in private, out of sight of others.Some say it’s everywhere anyway, so why be so concerned?According to a new report from ZDNet, antivirus developer ESET has discovered a powerful new malware strain that spreads itself via spam and phishing emails.Its most notable feature, however, is installing a secret screen-recording function that lies in wait until the victim visits an adult website.
Many of these websites contain a plethora of trackers and malicious cookies that can stick around long after you leave.
The malware, dubbed “Varenyky,” was first discovered in France earlier this summer.
So far, it has only targeted French netizens — specifically subscribers of Orange S. The malware even goes so far as checking to make sure the computer and its user are French.
The same can be said for “sextortion” emails that arrive out of the blue.
Your best hope to avoid being infected, naturally, is to avoid the primary vector of infection.
”We’ll be keeping an eye on Varenyky — as well as any developments surrounding its spread.