It is easier to reach more users through infected websites than by direct infection of the operating system. In this case, the attackers injected scripts on sites with high traffic, mainly attacking users from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova and Kazakhstan - says Kamil Sadkowski, a threat analyst at ESET.
ESET warns against disregarding the threat. Enabling the detection of potentially unsafe applications and potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) in an antivirus program is one of the basic steps to safeguard yourself. Updating to a newer version of the software installed on your computer, including web browsers and antivirus programs, is just as obvious. However, one of the better methods of defending against malicious scripts on websites is blocking them, including advertisements, using the "uBlock" plugin. On the other hand, the installation of the "NoScript" plugin that blocks the scripts on websites may disable some of the features of websites, but in the hands of technically advanced users it will be an excellent form of security.
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