Tag: Remote Access Trojans

Beware: Fake Browser Updates Deliver BitRAT and Lumma Stealer Malware
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Beware: Fake Browser Updates Deliver BitRAT and Lumma Stealer Malware

Information stealer viruses like BitRAT and Lumma Stealer (also known as LummaC2), as well as remote access trojans (RATs), are being distributed through phony web browser upgrades. The well-known SocGholish malware is among the many malware outbreaks that have been caused by fake browser upgrades, according to a recent analysis from cybersecurity company eSentire. "We saw similar bogus update procedures being used to disseminate FakeBat in April 2024. Potential targets visit a website that has been planted with booby-trapped JavaScript code that directs users to a fake browser update page ("chatgpt-app[.]cloud"). This is where the attack chain starts. A download link to a ZIP archive file ("Update.zip") that is hosted on Discord and downloaded automatically to the victim's devic...