Lily Jade Description
Lily Jade is a worm infection that can exploit vulnerabilities that are not browser-specific, meaning that Lily Jade can infect a computer regardless of its web browser. Basically, Lily Jade is a Java-based worm that can appear in the form of extensions for the main web browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer). Lily Jade is designed to change a particular bit of code in the web browser that would substitute its own advertisements for advertisements normally displayed on websites like Facebook or Google. In this way, criminals can force the victim’s web browser to display their own advertisements on all websites, without having to pay those website’s owners for the service. Since Lily Jade is extremely small (just a couple of lines of codes), Lily Jade can get by many anti-virus programs with almost no problems. Lily Jade has also been associated with Facebook hijacking attacks, using the victim’s Facebook account to send out messages or to post advertisement links on the victim’s wall.
A Closer Look at the Lily Jade Worm
Is the Lily Jade Worm Legal?
ESG security researchers have been surprised by the fact that the creator of Lily Jade, a hacker named Dru Mundorff, is claiming that Lily Jade is legal due to its End User License Agreement (EULA) in which the victim basically agrees to let criminals infect their computer system with Lily Jade. At present, Dru Mundorff is allowing hackers to purchase Lily Jade for a $1000 USD price, often out of reach for amateur hackers.
How Can You Detect Lily Jade?