.scr File, One Of The Forms Of Phishing Attack

As mentioned by CoinCu in the previous article, there are many forms of scams today to spread users’ money, especially in the crypto world, it is impossible not to mention phishing attacks. And .scr file is one of the tricks to make users get money from hackers.

.scr File, One Of The Forms Of Phishing Attack

As is known, a phishing attack is a form of taking advantage of loopholes or users’ trust to steal data or attack user data to exploit information that may be related to assets, cryptocurrencies, or personal information.

So from where hackers can get information about users, it is not easy to access other people’s computers without any facilities. And that answer is .scr file, one of the ways that hackers can take advantage of loopholes to do tricks.

What is .scr file?

.scr is System FilesWindows screensaver, in Binary format developed by Microsoft.

This Windows screensaver file is usually stored in the main Windows folder; can be run automatically when the computer is idle for several minutes (customizable settings can be configured using the Saver control panel display).

.scr File, One Of The Forms Of Phishing Attack

So why is the .scr file used by hackers? That’s because hackers convert to another format to suit their purposes. Because this file can launch even when the computer is idle and it is fully automatic. So once you launch the file it will be very difficult to remove and the file may contain hacker scripts to steal your information.

Malicious code ending in .scr is often sent by hackers via e-mail, through spam messages, or as attachments in downloaded files online. Once you accidentally open the malicious code, your information will be invaded by hackers if there is no timely intervention.

How to prevent hackers from attacking through malicious code ending in .scr?

To prevent data loss, it is good to find out the information about the project you follow. Because when you join a community of crypto projects, there are many fraudsters who will send messages or are more dangerous than e-mail containing malicious codes, including .scr file.

Absolutely do not provide e-mail or information for anyone who contacted you without knowing what the purpose is.

If you accidentally open the files containing malicious codes, the best way is to disconnect the internet and ask people with experience.

One thing that is quite safe for users on Mac OS, iOS, and Android is .scr can only run on Windows, so if you miss the file, just delete and run cleaning software.

.scr File, One Of The Forms Of Phishing Attack
Mac users can be more secure about this issue

Conclusion

The protection of data is very important, especially for users with cryptocurrency wallets associated with e-mail or containing information stored in the machine. Therefore, it is best to carefully check all the messages or letters to you to ensure the safety of your property.

DISCLAIMER: The Information on this website is provided as general market commentary and does not constitute investment advice. We encourage you to do your own research before investing.

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.scr File, One Of The Forms Of Phishing Attack

As mentioned by CoinCu in the previous article, there are many forms of scams today to spread users’ money, especially in the crypto world, it is impossible not to mention phishing attacks. And .scr file is one of the tricks to make users get money from hackers.

.scr File, One Of The Forms Of Phishing Attack

As is known, a phishing attack is a form of taking advantage of loopholes or users’ trust to steal data or attack user data to exploit information that may be related to assets, cryptocurrencies, or personal information.

So from where hackers can get information about users, it is not easy to access other people’s computers without any facilities. And that answer is .scr file, one of the ways that hackers can take advantage of loopholes to do tricks.

What is .scr file?

.scr is System FilesWindows screensaver, in Binary format developed by Microsoft.

This Windows screensaver file is usually stored in the main Windows folder; can be run automatically when the computer is idle for several minutes (customizable settings can be configured using the Saver control panel display).

.scr File, One Of The Forms Of Phishing Attack

So why is the .scr file used by hackers? That’s because hackers convert to another format to suit their purposes. Because this file can launch even when the computer is idle and it is fully automatic. So once you launch the file it will be very difficult to remove and the file may contain hacker scripts to steal your information.

Malicious code ending in .scr is often sent by hackers via e-mail, through spam messages, or as attachments in downloaded files online. Once you accidentally open the malicious code, your information will be invaded by hackers if there is no timely intervention.

How to prevent hackers from attacking through malicious code ending in .scr?

To prevent data loss, it is good to find out the information about the project you follow. Because when you join a community of crypto projects, there are many fraudsters who will send messages or are more dangerous than e-mail containing malicious codes, including .scr file.

Absolutely do not provide e-mail or information for anyone who contacted you without knowing what the purpose is.

If you accidentally open the files containing malicious codes, the best way is to disconnect the internet and ask people with experience.

One thing that is quite safe for users on Mac OS, iOS, and Android is .scr can only run on Windows, so if you miss the file, just delete and run cleaning software.

.scr File, One Of The Forms Of Phishing Attack
Mac users can be more secure about this issue

Conclusion

The protection of data is very important, especially for users with cryptocurrency wallets associated with e-mail or containing information stored in the machine. Therefore, it is best to carefully check all the messages or letters to you to ensure the safety of your property.

DISCLAIMER: The Information on this website is provided as general market commentary and does not constitute investment advice. We encourage you to do your own research before investing.

Join CoinCu Telegram to keep track of news: https://t.me/coincunews

Follow CoinCu Youtube Channel | Follow CoinCu Facebook page

Harold

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