Microsoft fights companies selling piracy software
Microsoft fights companies selling piracy software

Microsoft's war against private companies selling pirated software is nothing new.

Last year, the company worked with Google, Cisco, GitHub, VMWare and other companies to take legal action against an NSO group known as Pegasus used to hack WhatsApp.

The software giant is now repeating the same mistakes and hitting private companies selling hacking software after discovering new malware allegedly developed by an Israeli company.

Microsoft said the threat posed by malicious private companies is huge, as evidenced by the DevilsTongue malware that recently targeted more than 100 politicians, journalists and activists around the world. Almost half of the victims live in Palestine.

The company assumes that the software was developed by an Israeli company codenamed Sorgham.

Microsoft's partner in the investigation, Citizen Lab, linked the event to the Israeli company Candiru.

Sourgum usually sells its malware to customers who use it to organize cyber attacks.

Microsoft targets companies that sell pirated software

DevilsTongue's successful franchise hack promoted the entirety of the PC.

According to Microsoft, the malware was distributed via a vulnerability built into Windows and a unique URL sent via WhatsApp messages.

The software giant fixed a security vulnerability in Windows earlier this week. However, you can turn to specific instructions to help determine the nature of complex attacks, establish violations, and protect yourself.

Microsoft continued: These attacks were mainly targeting consumer accounts, which indicates that Surgum customers are targeting specific people.

The company released security measures this week to prevent the Sourgum tool from running on infected computers.

It can also prevent new infections with updated computers. Users using Microsoft Defender Antivirus and users using Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.

The software giant said it would continue to monitor and identify attackers in the state.

The company emphasized that the development and sale of hacking software by private companies is a dangerous trend that must be stopped as soon as possible.

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