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Cybercriminals Exploit Free Software Lures to Deploy Hijack Loader and Vidar Stealer
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Cybercriminals Exploit Free Software Lures to Deploy Hijack Loader and Vidar Stealer

Threat actors are using free or illegal copies of popular software to trick unwary users into downloading a malware loader called Hijack Loader, which then launches an information-stealing program named Vidar Stealer. In a Monday investigation, Trellix security researcher Ale Houspanossian stated, "Adversaries had managed to trick users into downloading password-protected archive files containing trojanized copies of a Cisco Webex Meetings App (ptService.exe)". The Cisco Webex Meetings application secretly loaded a covert malware loader that resulted in the execution of an information-stealing module when unwary victims extracted and ran a "Setup.exe" binary file. The initial step involves opening a RAR archive file that appears to be an executable named "Setup.exe," but is actua...