Unusual Malware Campaign Bites Cyber Crooks
– A new malware campaign uses harmful OpenBullet configuration files.
– Inexperienced cybercriminals are primarily targeted, with an underlying intent of deploying a remote access trojan (RAT) capable of stealing confidential information.
– Kasada, a bot mitigation company, reported this activity which exploits ‘trusted’ criminal networks.
Payload Promising Yet Pernicious
In what seems like turning the tables, a new malware campaign has been using malicious OpenBullet configuration files, not to harm the innocents but to go after the not-so-innocent, inexperienced cybercriminals. The technical equivalent of a fox hunting a wolf, this campaign aims to deliver a remote access trojan (RAT), technically sneaky software, that can steal sensitive, often confidential data.
Barking Up the Wrong Network
Kasada, a bot mitigation company, sheds light on this activity. Per them, it’s akin to exploiting the ‘trusted’ criminal networks. Now that’s an oxymoron if I ever heard one – “trusted” and “criminal” in the same sentence! It seems to be a strategy from higher-level threat actors, whatever their motives may be.
To sum it all up, this new malware campaign is quite the digital intrigue. By exploiting ‘trusted’ criminal networks, it’s not only throwing a curveball in the cybercrime world but also highlighting the escalating complexity of malware strategies. As a word of caution, remember to never drop your cybersecurity guard, whether you’re a regular Joe or a “not-so-innocent” hacker!
And before you leave, here’s a bit of humor for you. Why don’t hackers like nature? Because they can’t handle the bugs!Original Article: https://thehackernews.com/2023/08/new-malware-campaign-targets.html