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Report: Clipsa malware attacks detected by Avast in India, 43,000 PC’s affected

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Vineet Chaudhary
Vineet Chaudhary
Vineet Chaudhary is a content writer with computer applications as his background field. His interests range from writing and photography to going out for trips and rides on weekends.

Anti-virus software makers, Avast detected and blocked a series of Clipsa malware which is used to steal passwords and mines cryptocurrencies that leads to slowing down of the system. According to them about 43,000 PC’s were affected by this in India.

Clipsa malware is a computer virus that disguises itself as a software that is used for installing media players, but it infects computers when it is downloaded. It’s referred to as an unusual password stealer that supports a wide range of functionalities. Clipsa can use the user’s computer to look up for prohibited WordPress websites that are present on the internet.

The campaign is more prevalent in India and Avast helped in this to save the users and their data from this malware. A device that is affected by Clipsa malware is easy to point out. The working of the device becomes slow because of the malicious cryptocurrency mining that takes place in the background because of the malware.

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