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The Pirate Bay, Demonoid, Kickass torrents under malware attack

Torrent files which were safe earlier are now being breached with malware from the group of hackers and InfoArmor has given a security alarm to the torrent users.

By Rida | Sep 23, 2016 09:38 AM EDT

Kickass Torrents
Kickass Torrents shut down (Photo : VietStar )

Torrent files, which were safe earlier, are now being breached with malware from the group of hackers as InfoArmor gave security alarm to the users.

The gang bent in to attack used a tool called RAUM.

InfoArmor said the hackers have special monitoring system that provides them with details on all the latest download trends where they will introduce the malware. With an example, InfoArmor said RAUM was also used by Black Team hackers in Eastern Europe that breached to thousands of user accounts.

InfoArmor reported that the hackers analyzed the global popular trends on video, audio, software and other digital content downloads. From there, they will insert weaponized torrents with a malicious code in it.

According to InfoArmor, it is reported that the bad actors used uTorrent clients to distribute the infected files. Report also said that hackers, after breaching in, have deployed their own special infrastructure that allows them to manage new seeds.

Torrent users who are copyright criminal might be affected by these bad actors as signs show that most of the malware is seen in the PC-based online-games along with the activation files for current operating systems including Microsoft Windows and Mac OS.

The InfoArmor explained that at least three of the better-known sites are affected: The Pirate Bay, Demonoid and Kickass Torrents.





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