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Malware which are modular - a sophisticated type of attack

Modular furniture is pre-made or ready made furniture which can be used according to the need and room spacing. It’s easy to install & dismantle and can be used according to the need and room spacing. If you are not aware, the most prominent manufacturer for modular furniture is the brand Ikea. We believe most of you knows or heard of Ikea and owns a piece of Ikea product at some point in your life either as a student or your early working life.

Hackers must be a great fan of Ikea for they have now come out with a type of malware - the modular malware, a sophisticated type of attack that launches in stages and adapts itself by analyzing the target's environment and defenses. 

According to Barracuda Networks, in a report issued on 7 June 2019, since the beginning of the year, the use of modular malware has surged, with more than 150,000 unique malicious files detected.

What makes modular malware more dangerous than "conventional" malware is that it is sent as spam with attached documents and files, using email distribution lists found on the dark web. If a user opens the infected file or document, the malware is automatically installed or runs a script to download and install it from an external source.


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