Malware threats could further infect a user’s computer including delivering banking trojans and additional advertising fraud software, while ransomware encrypts user’s hard drive and demands a ransom before unlocking the data back for the victim.The malware campaign was launched on July 28, however, there is no word on how many visitors could have been infected by this malware so far.Malwarebytes claims that only the cybercriminal group would be able to share these figures.The campaign is still active, comments the Malwarebytes group which has informed Yahoo of the security issue.This particular kit can deliver a wide range of payloads including banking trojans, rootkits, ransomware, Crypto Locker, and backdoor Trojans, reported the Mc Afee® Labs Threats Report published in February, 2015.
The Patients' Association condemned the criminals behind the cyber attack on the NHS but said lessons from earlier incidents had not been learned."This incident highlights the risk to data security within the modern health service and reinforces the need for cyber security to be at the heart of government planning.The digital revolution has transformed the way we live and work but we have to be ready for the vulnerabilities it brings too."In this election period, we must look to our political parties for leadership - now is not the time to be squeamish about the cost of keeping our NHS secure." Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth said the attack was a "real worry" for patients."Our hard-working NHS staff are already operating under unprecedented pressure and should be given every support to help the public in the face of these malicious and disturbing actions.