LizaMoon Mass-Injection Attack
There are various types of spyware, adware and Trojans which exist in the internet. Although there are various antivirus software the forgers are creating new versions of them. The sad part is that these new versions are immune to these antiviruses!
Let's have a brief idea about SQL injection attack before writing about LizaMoon because LizaMoon is a SQL injection. Microsoft Development Network (MSDN) says "SQL injection is an attack in which malicious code is inserted into strings that are later passed to an instance of SQL Server for parsing and execution".
LizaMoon is a mass SQL injection attack which has attacked millions of sites. This has been discovered in the last week of 29th of March 2011 by Websense. LizaMoon inserts malicious script code into trusted legitimate sites and compromise them. When the users access the particular site they redirect them to a rogue fake anti-malware. It displays a pop-up saying that your computer is attacked with many threatening infections. Then it does a fake scan to your computer and displays several threats. If you believe it and give your permission to remove the threats then you are forcing yourself to get affected by LizaMoon.
LizaMoon targets customer's awareness! Yes, because LizaMoon's work is almost finished when it redirects you to the fake anti-malware. It won't have the chance to attack your PC unless you download and install it. If you had installed and executed the rogue software it will prompt messages saying remove certain threats. When you press move then it installs some additional components which it calls as "Windows Stability Center". Again it performs a fake scan and asks you to purchase the software!
LizaMoon can be prevented if you are aware about your computer's security state. Always be prepared. Install legitimate vigorous Antivirus software. Update the virus definitions regularly. Don't click on unknown links or visit unknown sites. If any site asks you to download free anti-malware software don't do it! Your PC's security is in your hands. Be alert and if you are a frequent web browser just try to keep your knowledge on recent cyber threats up-to-date.
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