Saturday, June 15, 2024

Serpent Stealer Acquires Browser Passwords and Erases Intrusion Logs

Beneath the surface of the cyber realm, a silent menace emerges—crafted with the precision of the .NET framework, the Serpent Stealer slithers undetected through security measures, leaving traces of its intrusion

Researchers at K7 Labs have analyzed the malware called “serpent.” This malware can bypass several security measures implemented in Windows, such as User Access Control (UAC), debuggers, and virtual machines.

It can also steal sensitive data, including browser data and passwords, and exfiltrate it using Webhooks and Discord abuse.

This information is significant for individuals and organizations looking to protect their systems from potential cyber threats.

Dive into the realm of a 64-bit portable executable, discreetly infiltrating systems with unparalleled stealth.

Witness the Serpent Stealer’s insidious data harvesting prowess. 

Like a digital plunderer, it raids Google Chrome’s autofill data, extracting personal details for potential identity theft. 

Delving further, it uncovers the user’s online history, a treasure trove revealing vulnerabilities and patterns ripe for exploitation.

The Webhook Courier of Stolen Secrets

Embark on a journey through the Serpent Stealer’s clandestine transmission route. 

Utilizing Discord webhooks, this digital courier discreetly ferries stolen data to the attacker’s command-and-control server, ensuring a seamless exchange of pilfered secrets, reads the report.

Explore the Serpent Stealer’s insatiable appetite for passwords. 

Beyond browsers, it infiltrates crypto wallets and gaming platforms, seeking to unearth login credentials that unlock doors to valuable assets, perpetuating its unrelenting data heist.

UAC Ballet

Uncover the sophisticated dance of evasion orchestrated by the Serpent Stealer. With a UAC bypass mechanism, it sidesteps Windows’ User Account Control safeguards, operating with elevated privileges and rendering security barriers powerless in its quest for sensitive data.

Peer into the Serpent Stealer’s utilization of Fodhelper.exe, a legitimate Windows component. 

Exploiting this trusted tool, the malware executes commands with administrative privileges, effectively disabling security barriers and perpetuating its stealthy presence.


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Gurubaran is a co-founder of Cyber Security News and GBHackers On Security. He has 10+ years of experience as a Security Consultant, Editor, and Analyst in cybersecurity, technology, and communications.

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