Malware creators seem to have a thing for EDM. According to anti-virus company Kaspersky, there’s a lot of malicious files that use the names of DJs in their malware.
With so many gigs and festivals postponed, DJs are moving online, spinning gigs on YouTube, Facebook Live, and other platforms. Some of these performances are being downloaded, injected with malware, and then the files made available to the general public.
According to a report in SparkChronicles, “the names of David Guetta, Alan Walker, DJ Snake, Calvin Harris, and Martin Garrix are the ones most commonly used by cyber criminals to spread malicious files.”
Like what? Adware and malicious trojans, mainly. The malware is being used to “destroy, block, modify, or copy data so as to stop the performance of computers or networks.”
Here are three of the biggest malicious files described by their detection names:
How can you avoid getting infected?
- Pay attention to the names of the track(s) and the mix. If the file name looks weird or you don’t recognize the song, DON’T DOWNLOAD IT.
- Keep your downloads to trusted sources like Spotify