Anti-virus News: NanoCore RAT Malware

security shield

One of the most important things you can do to keep your business, your data, and your devices safe is to say updated on the latest anti-virus news. Security is a constantly changing landscape, so there's always more to learn--and today, we're taking a look at NanoCore RAT malware.

What You Need to Know

It isn't always easy to know where to start when it comes to IT security. Luckily, you don't have to do it alone. Managed IT can help you learn the ins and outs of anti-virus software, good Internet habits, and the most effective security procedures so that you feel safer than ever.

Even with help from managed IT, it's important to know what you're up against. Take, for example, NanoCore RAT malware. Remote access trojan (RAT) malware like NanoCore does exactly what it sounds like: it infects your computer and gives hackers control from wherever they are, meaning they can inflict damage at their discretion.

Here's what you need to know:

#1: How it works

NanoCore RAT malware is delivered most often by spam emails with malicious attachments. Click any of these attachments and you'll start downloading the malware, which will disguise itself, infect your anti-virus software, and interfere with your security processes.

#2: What it does

If you end up with a NanoCore infection, you could face any number of digital threats. For example, hackers could steal files, demand ransoms for encrypted data, and take your devices out of your control.

#3: How to stay safe

The best way to avoid malware and viruses of all kinds is to brush up on your Internet habits. Make sure everyone ignores suspicious emails, hovers over links before clicking, and generally stays safe online.

Want to learn more about anti-virus software? Looking for help from managed IT? Contact us today!