The relentless rise of bitcoin is bringing in crypto-investors, but also hackers. Intezer’s security researchers have just discovered a new, rather sophisticated hacking campaign. It started in January 2020 and is based on brand new malicious code, dubbed “ElectroRAT”, capable of infecting Windows, macOS and Linux systems.
This malware is distributed in a camouflaged manner in two trading apps (“Jamm”, “eTrade”) and a crypto-poker app (“DaoPoker”). These three software have been specially created for the operation. And to attract the victims, the hackers did not hesitate to generate real marketing campaigns, with “official” websites, Twitter and Telegram accounts, promotional messages in specialized forums, etc.
According to Intezer, around 6,500 people have been infected so far. The objective of this malicious code is obviously to get hold of the private key of a wallet. For this, it has a whole range of tools: keystroke recorder, taking screenshots, executing console commands, downloading files, etc.
Source : Intezer
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