at least 88,000 attacks targeting data and crypto theft

A family of malware that affects Windows computers and goes by the name of Meh is getting noticed in Spain, Avast researchers have found. Since June, have prevented 88,000 attacks Aimed at Spanish users who use their security solution.

The Meh malware has as its main function the theft of passwords, although it goes further, establishing itself as little less than a suite of malicious programs. Because it also goes for key registration, cryptography, advertising fraud, clipboard theft, crypto portfolio theft, downloading other malware and is, in turn, a remote access tool.

Meh's main function is to steal passwords, although it goes further by establishing itself as a suite of malicious programs

"The RAT function can perform different actions, from obtaining passwords for browsers and email accounts, to reading files and restarting computers", they explain from Avast. The ad fraud function, meanwhile, takes care of waiting until a computer is idle to click on ads.

Main objective: Spain

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According to Avast researchers, Meh's main objective is users in Spain. Their solutions alone have prevented 88,000 attacks, which gives us an idea of ​​the scale that their impact may be having.

In other countries, such as Argentina and Mexico, the attacks recorded by this company are 2,000 and 1,500 respectively.

Cybersecurity experts believe it may be spreading from torrent file-sharing websites

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The origin of Meh may be in the download of torrent files. Cybersecurity experts believe that it may be spreading from the exchange websites of this type of files and their recommendation is not to use them, in addition to installing an antivirus program. "We advise users to stick with trusted services rather than turn to file-sharing platforms," ​​they say.