Now business professionals are subject to being “fired” by hackers! A new Donald Trump Malware virus that fires your smartphone apps has been written by hackers. The “You’re Fired” virus is just one of several malware attacks introduced by hackers that piggyback off political candidates’ names.
Here are the latest viruses that are spreading quickly, according to a new Forbes article.
Donald Trump virus – fires all of your smartphone apps and blocks them from being reinstalled.
Carly Fiorina virus – merges all of your computer files into a password-protected HP folder.
Marco Rubio virus – translates all of your documents into Spanish and deletes the English version.
Hillary Clinton virus – sends out your emails as press releases that distributes across PR Newswire, a global wire service.
Bernie Sanders virus – defends the Hillary Clinton virus against your antivirus software.
Hackers will entice users with links and text to get them exposed to malware. Here are six tips from AT&T to prevent your smartphone from being hacked – Keep your device software updated. Backup your data and device to avoid any information loss.Download apps only from trustworthy sources. Using alternatives to your device’s pre-loaded application store can increase the risk of downloading an application that includes a virus.Keep your passcodes private and use more complex passwords to avoid others easily guessing.Watch your billing statements closely and report suspicious activity immediately.Disaster recovery services are also available to protect data in the event there is a breach. Read more about it on the MDL website.