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Shylock definition

Shylock is a sophisticated banking Trojan malware that is ill-famed for its ability to steal sensitive financial information and carry out fraudulent transactions. It primarily targets Windows operating systems and focuses on compromising online banking systems.

Once it infects a system, Shylock uses advanced techniques to perform its malicious activities. It can manipulate web pages in real-time, known as web injection attacks, to capture users' login credentials, credit card details, and other financial data. Additionally, it can capture keystrokes through keylogging to gather more sensitive information.

Shylock is highly adaptable and continuously evolves to avoid detection by antivirus software. It employs anti-analysis techniques and encrypted communication channels to communicate with its command and control servers, making it challenging for security researchers to track and neutralize.

See also: code injection, keylogger

How to protect your device against Shylock

  • Be cautious about opening emails and downloading attachments.
  • Keep your operating system and software up to date.
  • Use a firewall and antivirus software.
  • Be skeptical of any emails or websites requesting personal information.
  • Educate yourself to identify phishing emails and messages.
  • Regularly back up your data on separate devices or offline.
  • Use strong, unique passwords for each of your accounts.
  • Enable two-factor authentication for added security.

What to do if you’re infected by Shylock

  • Immediately disconnect your device from the internet.
  • Run a scan with your antivirus software.
  • Uninstall any suspicious software on your computer.
  • Change the passwords for all your online accounts after the cleanup.
  • Contact your bank or the authorities to report the fraud.