What is Steganography? The art or practice of concealing a message, image, or file within another word, copy, or data. (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/steganography)
One of the most common methods of cybercriminals to infect a system and gain access to your computer is by Steganography. The Steganography is added to images, text or documents, videos, and audio files.
The malware will launch when you :
Click on the text or document run the video or audio file and download an image.
The malware installed is the Trojan: W32 VANTRAK type which can do the following on your system :
Steal the login credentials on the pc, mac, or smartphone.
Search for internet browser history.
Banking and credit card information
What are the signs of an infected computer?
The computers web browser (firefox, chrome, and M.S.edge ) will have the home page redirected to infected or unknown sites which will allow the cybercriminals to inject additional malware.
What to do to remove the malware on the system?
For Windows 10 to remove malware using the windows defender antivirus.
Use the Microsoft safety scanner.
Update current antivirus or reinstall the application.
The internet browsers must have the extensions must be examined for any rogue installs of detected malware.