Data theft and computer information are normally based on trojans, malware, and viruses, which slowly pull all this information from your computer.
If you think there was protection on your computer, which is not connected to the Internet, this myth has now fallen to the ground; a new malware was discovered to attack this type of computer, even offline.
New Malware Found That Can Attack Offline Computers
The USB Thief is probably the most complex trojan ever discovered, using encryption and self-protection to infect their victims and hide from who tries to detect them.
It was created to be propagated using USB sticks so they can easily access the computer, which is not accessible from the Internet. Thus they can steal more sensitive information.
It uses very interesting ways to hide; they use portable applications like Firefox, NotePad++, and TrueCrypt to reach the victim’s computer. Once they reach the system they want to attack, the USB Thief starts stealing all the essential data and information from the victim’s computer.
Are you waiting for a way to remove the information from the infected computer?
But if you think that the separation of your data from your system is the solution, then you are wrong, as the USB Thief normally turns to pass the information out through the same USB key, and this process is repeated several times whenever the pen is connected to the computer.
The USB Thief is malware consisting of several stages, and currently, three executable processes exist for this type of task. Each of them is tasked with managing a component, connecting altogether.
Two of these components contain two encrypted files assigned for the infection process. And the latter one is assigned to identifying the information which was targeted to be stolen. However, they remain undetected where they were stored due to the encryption.
The way it was created, and the number of methods it uses makes it extremely difficult to analyze the USB Thief and very complicated to identify the point of origin to remove the USB Thief from the computer.
The discovery of this new malware proves that there is a very less and less number of invulnerable computers, due to which the attackers can create unique versions of this malware to steal data.