Malware News: What You Need to Know About Hybris Worm

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Just when you think you're familiar with every type of malware in the digital world, another one pops up to make everything more complicated. Today we're taking a look at the so-called Hybris Worm--and we'll tell you what it is, how it works, and what to do about it.


The Hybris Worm malware, sometimes called Worm.Hybris.B, is a particularly nasty threat to your computers and data. The best way to stay safe from any virus or malware is to rely on managed IT services and other security solutions--but at the end of the day, it's also important to stay informed.

Here's what you need to know about Hybris Worm:

What it is:

Worm.Hybris.B infects a single target computer and then begins to replicate itself, creating additional "worms" that spread to other machines on the same network. Ultimately, the goal of this unique malware is to infect as many devices as possible while remaining undetected.

What it does:

When a computer gets hit by a Hybris Worm infection, you'll notice all kinds of suspicious signs. Keep an eye out for error messages that don't make any sense, new or unusual sluggishness in your operating system, pop-ups, unauthorized desktop icons, and bluescreen deaths. You'll also want to keep an eye on your inbox--Worm.Hybris.B can send emails as you without your knowledge.

How to stop it:

The best way to avoid this type of malware is to be careful what you click, what you download, and what you connect to your network. Infected devices like USBs can spread the worm to your computer, as can malicious links, free downloadable games, video players, and even "anti-virus software" that is actually carrying Worm.Hybris.B.

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