One of the oldest name in P2P file sharing, although it is not illegal, as the name suggests it is undoubtedly the biggest hub for copyrighted material online. But in order to download free copyrighted content people sometimes became a victim.
KasprayLabs researchers found that people are downloading software but in reality, they are downloading a trojan in disguise. Due to the disguise, it spreads rapidly via Piratesbay.
Trojan is better known as PirateMatryoshka. It is named after a Russian doll which is smaller in size. It is reported that PirateMatryoshka is a virus which has a lot of functions leaving victims computer unable to function.
When a user downloads the software accidentally it then opens a phishing page of Piratesbay and ends up taking its username and password. Then it checks it online to their servers that whether this computer is targeted the first time or been targeted before by using the registry.
In the last step if the user is targeted for the first time then it spreads tons of unwanted software and spyware on the computer which eventually use the computer resources. It is kind of auto clicking so you can’t actually opt out as it won’t let you do that.
Accourding to the source, phishing link is clicked more than 10,000 times so far. Cybercriminals are always coming up with new ways, new kind of frauds