Malware in Space Photos | PC Press

The photos that the James Webb telescope sends to Earth have been attracting attention for some time, so they became popular among hackers as well. Image

They are security experts discovered a new malware campaign, and named it ‘GO#WEBBFUSCATOR’. It is a strategy that relies on phishing emails, malicious files, and photos linked to the James Webb telescope. The malware was created using the Golang programming language, and has been popular among cybercriminals for some time, as it covers Windows, Linux and Mac and is resistant to detection.

The attack begins with a phishing email, which also includes the malicious document “Geos-Rates.docx”.. When opened, the document looks like a .JPG image of a group of galaxies in an image viewer SMACS 0723 published by NASA in July 2022. It also contains additional content that is responsible for further downloading and launching malicious elements that endanger affected users. Not every image of the cosmos is a positive experience.

Source: Bleeping Computer

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