Hackers under the guise of games stole data from BTC wallets

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Kaspersky Lab experts discovered the Swarez Trojan, which, among other things, stole data from crypto wallets.

The peak of activity of the malware occurred in the spring of 2021. The attackers used the games Among Us, Battlefield 4, Battlefield V, Control, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, FIFA 21, NBA 2K21, Need for Speed ​​Heat, PUBG, Rust, GTA V, The Sims 4, Titanfall 2, and others.

Attempts to download such files were recorded in 45 countries.

Swarez is a dropper whose main task is to launch other malware on the device. It was distributed in an archive that contained a password-protected ZIP file and a text document with a key. The launch of the malware resulted in the decryption and activation of the Taurus stealer Trojan.

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The latter can steal cookies, saved passwords, text files, data from autofill forms in browsers and data from crypto wallets, collect information about the system, and take screenshots of the desktop.

Kaspersky Lab experts advised gamers to use two-factor authentication and not download files from dubious platforms.

Recall, according to Avast, the creators of the Crackonosh malware have earned almost $ 2 million in Monero since 2018 using a hidden miner. They have distributed their software through the popular games NBA 2019, GTA V, The Sims 4, Far Cry 5, and Jurassic World Evolution.