OMG! Shawn Mendes just emailed me a link to FREE tickets to his concert. All I have to do is download the tickets!
REEE I GOT A VIRUS!
IT LOOKED SO BELIEVABLE THOUGH!
what happened you banchi
You just got a socially engineered Trojan. Trojan cyber attacks are a form of malware which can be destructive or data can be stolen. Trojan malware cannot replicate itself, which makes it very different from a normal virus. It has other tactics to infect a user’s files or applications. Trojan malware is very popular and is used to open back doors, send data to another attacker, and download other viruses on a device.
What is that?
Social engineering is a way of manipulating a user into thinking they are doing a harmless task. For example, an email with a link, that once clicked downloads malware. The name Trojan comes from the attack on Troy where the Greeks hid inside the Trojan horse and pretended it was a gift, however, it was actually an attack. Trojan malware is very similar to this trick.
How do I get rid of it? And how to I stop from getting them in the future?
Never open suspicious emails from suspicious sources.Multi-factor authentication Don’t accept “tempting offers.”Update the antivirus softwareDon't download anything suspicious
You need to learn to think logically before opening things, especially on devices!!