KEYBOARD scammers have infiltrated over 3 million computers and recovered 26 million desired credentials and payments for a wide range of accounts including Amazon, Apple, Facebook and others.
A total of 1.2 terabytes of compromised identity was recovered from 3.25 million businesses that ran Windows programs over a two-year period by mysterious hackers using specially crafted malware.
The sniper cyber hack was discovered by security firm NordLocker and suggested that valuable secrets were revealed when users opened Trojan-like emails that activated malware and caught it. Screenshots of online activity and password and login information from sites such as Netflix, Paypal. , Twitch, Twitter, eBay and Instagram and others.
“In truth, anyone can get their hands on custom malware. It’s inexpensive, customizable and can be found all over the Internet, ”explained NordLocker after Wednesday’s publication.
“Advertising of these viruses on the dark web reveals even more truth about this market. For example, anyone can get their own hidden malware and even lessons on using stolen data for as little as $ 100.
“And personalized means truly personalized — advertisers promise they can create a virus to attack virtually any app a customer needs,” he explained in a statement released by Threatpost.
26 million connections, which included social media accounts, online shopping, job searches, games, financial services, and email, were stolen between 2018 and 2020.
The method proved to be successful in using the dark wizard’s spell when he took possession of the device’s webcam and took a series of photos while using it.
NordLocker cited the Adobe Photoshop bootleg, Windows hacking tools, and pirated games as central tools that hackers used to hatch their schemes.
The malware also targeted cookies.
“Cookies help hackers gain a clear understanding of the habits and interests of their victim,” Nordlocker said.
“In some cases, cookies can even provide access to a person’s online accounts….[for instance]Online shopping cookies are used to store shopping cart data while the user is browsing the store.
The danger of these items falling into the wrong hands is of particular concern when they can allow attackers to “hijack the shopper into their account, where their home address and credit card information can be stored.”
News of the massive burglary came a month after 5,500 Colonial Pipeline was ransomware, causing 2.5 million barrels of gas to dry up at gas stations from Texas to New Jersey after it closed.
A group of hackers DarkSide managed to get the company to pay $ 5 million to break the stagnation and get its position back on track.
The FBI stepped forward this week to confirm that its white hat efforts have recovered nearly half of the payment, or roughly $ 2.3 million of the Bitcoin ransom paid by DarkSide.
It also happened after a notorious group of Russian hackers, belonging to the REvil group, forced the factories of the world’s largest meat supplier, JBS, to close.
The company has confirmed that it is the target of an “organized cybersecurity attack” affecting some of its servers supporting its computer systems in North America and Australia.