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S21sec identifies new strain of crypto-malware and a method to check the system screen resolution

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S21sec identifies new strain of crypto-malware and a method to check the system screen resolution

Every day, new cyber threats are created to threaten and disrupt our daily online activities. On 29 November, ECSO Member S21sec identified two new cyber attacks:


Babadeda, a new strain of crypto-malware targeting cryptocurrencies and tokens (NFTs):
Security researchers have discovered a new strain of crypto-malware known as Babadeda, the malware targets cryptocurrencies, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and users of the bZx De Fi finance platform. Active phishing campaigns on the Discord platform spread information stealers, RATs and ransomware such as LockBit.


New method used by TrickBot to check the system screen resolution:
Although the HTML smuggling technique is well known, the cybercriminal group has introduced innovations in phishing attacks in malspam campaigns with malicious attachments that distribute malware whose executable contains JavaScript code that performs a check of the system screen resolution. The script behaves differently on a real machine than on a virtual one.


Source: S21sec