Be careful on what links you click on, or what you download, folks. There’s a new virus in town.
Known as the Knebet Botnet virus, this new attack of malware has already hit major companies and banking institutions, and has harvested at least 68,000 online identities thus far according to The Wall Street Journal. According to a statement from NetWitness, it seems to only be targeting larger networks at this time, but that doesn’t mean you’re safe at home. Amit Yoran, CEO of NetWitness, said that the attacks have harvested online credentials from mission critical systems at banks down to user’s Facebook logins.
The virus seems to be spreading via malicious links in e-mails, so always make sure you trust the source of any link you click on in an e-mail, and never download anything from a site you don’t trust implicitly. These are good rules of thumb at all times, but with a new virus spreading, it never hurts to up your caution.