Several security companies warn of the “Qbot” malware. This e-banking Trojan for instance is top of Check Point’s “Most Wanted Malware” list.
The Check Point security company publishes a “Most Wanted Malware” list each month. This shows which malware is most widespread in which country. The Swiss list has been topped by the “Qbot” e‑banking Trojan since December already.
This Trojan is frequently spread using fake correspondence. Cybercriminals intercept e-mails concerning business matters and manipulate them with the aim to convince recipients to click on a link and open an archive file (zip file).
In addition to our 5 steps for your digital security, you should also make sure to take the following measures:
- Use up-to-date antivirus software.
- Be wary of e-mails referring to past correspondence, in particular if they contain a link asking you to click on it.
- Check the sender address of the e-mail and the Internet address the link points to by hovering over it with your mouse without clicking.
- Never load and open zip files from unknown sources.