Fireball malware infected 250 million computers worldwide

Check Point researchers discovered a high volume Chinese threat operation which has infected over 250 million computers worldwide. The installed malware, named Fireball, takes over target web browsers, turning them into zombies. Fireball has two main functionalities: one is the ability to run any code on victims’ computers and downloading any file or malware; the other is hijacking and manipulating infected users’ web-traffic to generate ad-revenue. Currently, Fireball installs plug-ins and additional configurations to boost … More

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