Hackers have found a new way to infiltrate home computers — by using child-friendly gaming websites.
Sites such as “hiddenninjagames.com” and “cutearcade.com” are just two of the websites that could put your computer at risk. Last month, cutearcade.com infected over 12,600 computers (according to statistics posted by virus scanner Avast).
While your child plays a harmless-looking cartoon game, software from these sites is installed on your computer. This software could steal your personal information, delete your files and spy on your internet activity.
As always, the best defense against this type of attack is to have a current, updated version of your virus scanning software running at all times.