Monday, March 4, 2024

Hackers Distributing Dangerous Malware via YouTube to Steal Passwords

Cybercriminal’s pushing a dangerous malware via YouTube videos comments section that designed to steal files and sensitive data from the infected device.

The dangerous malware dubbed Trojan.PWS.Stealer.23012 was spotted by Dr.Web security researchers and it is written in python.

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Trojan infects windows computers and it is designed to steal logins, passwords and other confidential information. Attackers use to publish malicious links on YouTube video’s comment section that downloads self-unpacking RAR SFX archive.

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Attackers primarily targeting youtube video focussing on cheating methods in games that asks to download the specific application. When users click’s on the link it leads to the Yandex.Disk servers and download the self-unpacking RAR archive on Victim’s computer.

Once the trojan launched it collects the cookies, passwords from the following browsers Vivaldi, Chrome, YandexBrowser, Opera, Kometa, Orbitum, Dragon, Amigo, and Torch browsers.

It also takes screenshots and copies files with “.txt”, “.pdf”, “.jpg”, “.png”, “.xls”, “.doc”, “.docx”, “.sqlite”, “.db”, “.sqlite3”, “.bak”, “.sql”, “.xml” extensions from Windows Desktop.

The trojan stores all the collected information in the C:/PG148892HQ8 folder and then packs as a zip archive and sends to the cybercriminal’s command and control server along with the device location.

Malware as cheat files is nothing new, according to AVG report 90% of game hacks and cracks tool is a malware or contains malicious code embedded.


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