Malware is spreading with the global Grammy Awards
Malware is spreading with the global Grammy Awards

Cybercriminals are actively using the names of artists and song titles for the Grammy Award to actively spread malware widely, and Kaspersky Security Technology has seen a 39% increase in attacks, including Grammy Awards attempts to upload and download malicious files on behalf of the applicant in 2019.  , Compared to 2018.

The works of American singers who were nominated for these prestigious awards in 2019 (such as Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Post Malone) were favored by attackers, and are most used as a hidden cover for their malware.

The world of music is blooming with subversive goals.  Because of its global charm, it is not a form of entertainment, it is a form of healing and learning, and its special atmosphere is a starting point for the transmission of important social information.

Its immense popularity and wide impact are major causes of some form of sabotage, even in the era of online broadcasting.  Criminals use the names of famous artists to post hidden music or videos.  Malware.

Kaspersky researchers analyzed the names of artists and songs used to spread malware in Grammy nominations for 2020 based on the world's largest music awards.  Analysts have found 30,982 artists using this name or their work, to spread malware that has attacked 41,096 users of Kaspersky products.

The analysis of artists called Grammy shows that Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Post Malone are the most used tools to hide malicious files, with more than half of these files being discovered as "55%".

With a new artist like new singer Billy Ilish, the relationship between increasing popularity and subversion is clear: he became famous in 2019 and downloaded a malicious file in his name.  The number of users increased tenfold from 2018 from 254 to 2,171, while the distribution of unique malicious files varied from 221 to 1,556.

For example, although the number of users who were attacked in the UAE with malicious files disavowed that the song title of young American singer Billy Ilish did not exceed 139 users in 2018, there was a huge increase in 2019 as this number reached  31,782 users and the total number of attacks in the United Arab Emirates in 2019 were reconnected through 100,961 attacks with 61 of these malicious files distributed in the region.

Although prestigious awards and related nominations have a major impact on a user's interest in a particular artist, the sabotage activity has increased dramatically, but this is not necessarily the case with famous artists like Lady Gaga last year.

Kaspersky's analysis is also related to the 2019 Grammy Awards nominated songs and garnered the most attention from cybercriminals, according to Post Malone, a conversation with Khaled, and sunflower songs at Knight Old Naz Road Road Nazes committing crimes.  That the molecules use to launch malware attacks.

Warrior, what do you think of yourself?  Are you a fan? It's easy now, "However, we want to reduce your activity."

Kaspersky recommends the following steps for malware victims disguised as common music files:

  • Use popular services like Apple Music, Spotify Premium, and Amazon Music to listen to songs and download them by famous artists or try free music sites known for their legal downloads.
  • Can you find your fort which he saw in a wharf?
  • Even if you have downloaded music or video files, please check the extension of the downloaded file.  You can play any file in MP3, AVI, MKV, MP4 or other formats.  ,
  • Use reliable security solutions like Kaspersky Total Security to completely protect yourself from threats.



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