The software company NordLocker announced that millions of people’s personal information was stolen thanks to malware that landed on computers and phones through pirated software. Company officials stated that many people were photographed without permission through pirated software.
As digitalization increases around the world, crime types and crime areas are rapidly shifting to the digital realm. Digital thieves, who steal users’ personal information with malicious software installed on digital products, can use their identity information in various ways. Most serious problems occur in the case of theft of credit card information.
As a result of the investigations by researchers from the software company NordLocker, it was revealed that the login and identity information of millions of people was stolen. Security researchers announced that the name of the virus that infected millions of computers was trojan.
COMING WITH PIRATE SOFTWARE
It has been learned that the trojan virus, which causes the theft of 1.2 terabytes of personal information, is largely spread through pirated games and illegal software, including a pirated cracked version of Adobe Photoshop.
Leaked into 3.2 million computers
NordLocker revealed that the malware strain infiltrated 3.2 million Windows PCs between 2018 and 2020, stealing their data. It was noted that the database contains 2 billion cookies, of which more than 400 million (22 percent) are still valid.
PHOTOS OF USERS ARE TAKEN
NordLocker was also informed about the studies carried out on the subject. In a statement made by NordLocker, it was stated that photos of computer owners were taken through pirated software. He also photographed the user, if any.”