After stealing windows users clipboard contents: “the threat actor is trying to redirect all potential cryptocurrency transactions to their wallet address. At the time of writing this blog, seemingly no transactions were made for this wallet.”
Love the TacoBell.check_win.
The most successful attack was a change of an underbar (atlas_client) to a dash (atlas-client). Seems good to standardize these kind of non-alphanumeric characters in library names. Still, seems like open source web stores like this might need some level of human moderation?
> The script itself is rather simple. First, it creates a new VBScript Sle with the main malicious loop at the “%PROGRAMDATA%\Microsoft Essentials\Software Essentials.vbs” path. As its persistence mechanism, it then creates a new autorun registry key “HCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Microsoft Software Essentials.” With this, the malware ensures that it is run every time the system is started or rebooted.
Good to see that the methods from 15 years ago are still valid.
I've only seen three actual mainstream uses for crypto:
- laundering or indirect laundering of money
- Send or receive money without government oversight
- Piggy back on as a ledger to not have to develop your own decentralised ledger
I wonder if most of those downloads are fake to boost the download stats and to give more credibility. Either way, that's troubling...
the rest is up to you as a developer to ensure its safe.
If someone's using (say) VMware Workstation or Fusion, if they've loaded the VMware tools into the VM it can share the clipboard and be configured with access to the hosts filesystem (at defined points).