The infamous exploit-as-a-service RIG Exploit Kit, targeting users of the absolute old, vulnerability-ridden web browser Internet Explorer is still going strong, experts warn.
By a report (opens in new tab) by security research firm Prodaft, installs of the kit attempt about 2,000 break-ins per day, and succeed 30% of the time, making it impossible for infostealers and other forms of malware to users in more than 207 countries.
Despite warnings about the rise of cybercrime-as-a-service in Microsoft Digital Defense 2022 Reportand RIG is known to distribute as well ransomwaremillions of users (mostly in enterprises) just don’t want to stop using Windows Explorer, apparently disregarding data privacy.
Update your browser, please God
Internet Explorer has been old news since about 2015, when the now Chromium-based Edge was put into development, and fully amortized since August 2021.
And in February 2023, Microsoft announced that it is finally coming scrub every last bit of it out of existencewhat a shame it is in this day and age, and still letting you use Edge (although you still can do much better).
We to hold to write about it, and we keep getting emails from up-and-coming violent criminals berating us for why we even bother handing out security advice to companies. (Hugs and kisses to all our readers, even if they’ve fled an institution. xox)
But you know what, we’re going to do it again: buy new laptops with Windows 11 and enjoy all the user interface improvements that have come through the last 28 years, you riotous maniac.
And then maybe you don’t have to keep your face up to IT when threat actors known only as “Bean Meme Gang” steal the private medical records of a million people, and we can write about something else.
Via Bleeping Computer (opens in new tab)