Be careful with what you torrent. A new tool on the black market is helping hackers distribute malware through torrent files in exchange for a fee.
On Tuesday, security researchers at InfoArmor said they discovered the so-called “RAUM” tool in underground forums.
It leverages torrenting — a popular file-sharing method associated with piracy — to spread the malware. Popular torrent files, especially games, are packaged with malicious coding and then uploaded for unsuspecting users to download.
Using torrents to infect computers is nothing new. But the makers of the RAUM tool have streamlined the whole process with a “Pay-Per-Install” model, according to InfoArmor.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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