Malware is a type of software programming, such software or programming is often designed by hackers to steal personal data. Recently a malware has been discovered named Maggie malware. It is a backdoor malware that allows remote attackers to access infected servers. This malware is being used for corporate espionage. A German security agency, DCSO Cytec, has revealed this through its blog. India ranks first among the target nations of Maggie malware where this malware can be used to attack Microsoft SQL servers.
Various large websites and applications require strong security configurations from the security point of view. This security setting is often done by cyber security and service providers, Maggie malware looks for flaws and bugs within the code of endpoints on other platforms such as Microsoft SQL. In addition, Maggie uses Scoks5 proxy to enable the services of system information, and access files. Maggie routes any incoming connections to IPs and ports, allowing the connected IPs to access the server without information or interference. Wherever such flaws and bugs are found, they easily make their place and they get easy access to all those servers and applications. Maggie malware is accused of doing this. It is not clear how many servers in which countries the attackers were able to install the malware on and the motive behind installing it.
The details of where Maggie malware can reach and cause trouble have not been disclosed yet. But according to Maggie’s Tool Research of the German Security Agency DCSO Cytec, India is at the top of its target targets, besides Russia, China, Thailand, Germany, and the US are also included in its list. Linux platforms, according to several other reports, are said to be particularly at risk, which has alarmed the infrastructure of enterprises in other markets around the world, including India.
Ways to Prevent Maggie Malware Attack
- If anti-malware or anti-virus is not installed in the system then it should be installed so that it can prevent all other such dangerous viruses or malware from easily taking place in the system.
- Antivirus or anti-malware should be updated from time to time.
- Important data and passwords should be kept securely and the password should always be unique, it also needs to be changed from time to time.