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Nitroransomware demands gift codes as ransom payments

A new ransomware dubbed ‘NitroRansomware’ has appeared in the threat landscape, it demands a Discord Nitro gift code to decrypt files. Researchers from BleepingComputer reported infections of a new singular ransomware dubbed NitroRansomware which demands a Discord Nitro gift code to the victims to decrypt their files. Discord is a free VoIP
Publish At:2021-04-19 06:30 | Read:202 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Discord Hacking hacking ne

A week in security (November 9 – November 15)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we reported on multiple patch releases: from Mozilla’s Firefox and Thunderbird to Google’s Chrome. We also had a chat with our resident experts, Adam Kujawa and John Donovan, about the future of IoT cybersecurity in our latest Lock and Code podcast episode. Lastly, we took a look at a new ransomware called RegretLo
Publish At:2020-11-16 15:06 | Read:665 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security amazon amazon scam android malware BBB Be

New TroubleGrabber malware targets Discord users

TroubleGrabber is a recently discovered credential stealer that spreads via Discord attachments and uses Discord webhooks to exfiltrate data Netskope security researchers have spotted a new credential stealer dubbed TroubleGrabber that spreads via Discord attachments and uses Discord webhooks to transfer stolen data to its operators. The malware the sa
Publish At:2020-11-13 22:17 | Read:826 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware Discord hacking ne

Is the Abaddon RAT the first malware using Discord as C&C?

Abaddon is the first RAT that uses the freeware instant messaging and VoIP app and digital distribution platform Discord as a command & control server. Researchers from MalwareHunterTeam have spotted a new piece of remote access trojan (RAT) dubbed ‘Abaddon’ that is likely the first malware using the Discord platform as command and contro
Publish At:2020-10-25 14:11 | Read:1000 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Malware Discord Hacking information security n

NitroHack Modifies Windows Discord Client into Infostealing Trojan

Security researchers discovered a new malware threat called “NitroHack” that modifies the Discord client for Windows into an infostealing trojan.MalwareHunterTeam observed malicious actors abusing DM’s from infected Discord users as a distribution vector. Specifically, they leveraged those accounts to inform a victim’s friends that th
Publish At:2020-06-22 12:37 | Read:999 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News Discord

Updated AnarchyGrabber Steals Passwords, Spreads to Discord Friends

Researchers found an updated version of AnarchyGrabber that steals victims’ plaintext passwords for and infects victims’ friends on Discord.Detected as AnarchyGrabber3, the new trojan variant modified the Discord client’s %AppData%Discord[version]modulesdiscord_desktop_coreindex.js file upon successful installation. This process gave the ma
Publish At:2020-05-26 08:09 | Read:850 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News Anarchy

Discord users tempted by bots offering “free Nitro games”

The last few weeks have seen multiple instances of problematic bots appearing in Discord channels. They bring tidings of gifts, but the reality is quite a bit different. Given so many more young kids and teens are at home during the current global lockdown, they may well see this scam bouncing around their chat channels. Worried parents may want to point the
Publish At:2020-04-17 16:31 | Read:1934 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime bots discord gaming spam streaming twitch videoga

Technology and the power of moral panic

Moral panic is a fascinating topic, and often finds itself tied up in the cutting edge-technology of the times once it works its way into the hands of younger generations. Music, games, movies—pretty much anything you can think of is liable to gatecrash the “won’t somebody think of the children?” party no matter how well-meaning or patently silly it is. Last
Publish At:2020-03-05 14:55 | Read:1477 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness computer games cyber discord elvis hacking kali li

How Chat App Discord Is Abused by Cybercriminals to Attack ROBLOX Players

Cybercriminals targeting gamers are nothing new. We’ve reported many similar incidents in the past, from fake game apps to real-money laundering through online game currencies. Usually the aim is simple: to steal personal information and monetize it. And usually, for that purpose the game itself is abused. In the particular scenario we are describing in this
Publish At:2017-08-08 15:20 | Read:7130 | Comments:0 | Tags:Exploits Vulnerabilities API Chat Program API Discord ROBLOX

Victim Machine has joined #general: Using Third-Party APIs as C&C Infrastructure

Imagine a well-experienced security analyst at a major company going through his normal routine of checking logs at the end of the workday. A quick look at the company’s security solution logs reveal nothing too peculiar or alarming — except for one thing: a higher than normal amount of traffic to the office’s newly introduced third-party chat platform. He d
Publish At:2017-06-06 16:20 | Read:4980 | Comments:0 | Tags:Exploits Vulnerabilities API Chat Program API Discord Slack