# Python Variant of Stealer Malware Targets Facebook Business, Crypto Coffers
Here are the main points to glean from this situation:
– Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a Python variant of the NodeStealer malware.
– The malware is equipped to seize control of Facebook business accounts and syphon cryptocurrency.
– Palo Alto Network Unit 42 reported detecting this strain in a campaign starting December 2022.
– Meta first exposed the original NodeStealer back in May 2023.
## Python Vs Original NodeStealer: The Danger Uncoils
## Palo Alto Network Spots the Serpent
Transfer over to the “Snake Detection Department”, where Palo Alto Network Unit 42 first picked up the Python’s slither. They reported that the Trojan Python had snuck into the cyberspace orchard in a campaign starting December 2022. If you think it’s colder than a digital reptile’s heart out there in December, you should feel the chill this news sends down our spines.
## A Blast from The Past
Blink back to May 2023, where we introduce the original culprit: NodeStealer. First exposed by Meta, this critter was notorious for stealing all sorts of data. While the original breed was a menace in its own right, this new Python variant has really scaled up the threat level.
# Summing Up: Hissing at the Threat