Digital data leakage is a serious security risk, but Windows users may be particularly vulnerable to a new type of attack known as the Acropalypse. It is essential that users understand how this attack works and the steps they can take to protect themselves against it.
Acropalypse is a malicious attack that works by exploiting the Windows imaging format (WIM) to access and potentially steal sensitive data from a computer. By exploiting this vulnerability, Acropalypse allows attackers to bypass Windows’ built-in security measures, such as antivirus software, and gain access to a user’s private data.
The vulnerability was discovered by security researchers at Acropoly Solutions and affects all versions of Windows from Windows 7 onwards. It was initially believed that Windows 11 was not vulnerable to this type of attack, however, the researchers found that it is indeed vulnerable to Acropalypse.
What is the Acropalypse Attack?