A report by Korean security specialists Asec shared information on malware, dubbed as RedLine Trojan, which wants to steal a lot of crucial information if it finds its way onto your device. The links to download RedLine was discovered in the caption for a YouTube video that appeared to offer hacks for the free Windows game, Valorant.
The RedLine Trojan
The malware dubbed as RedLine Trojan can pretty much hide anywhere, including app stores, and captions or subtitles for YouTube videos. For say, you are a gamer looking for hacks to help you level up in a shooter game and you find a video promoting a cheat with a link in the caption. It might take you to a file with a name like “Cheat installer.exe.” You download it thinking you’ll be able to insert it into the game and start racking up points, but what you’ve actually done is given RedLine a doorway to your private information, Android Police reported.
Additionally, RedLine can also drain crypto accounts and targeted wallets include Armory, AtomicWallet, BitcoinCore, Bytecoin, DashCore, Electrum, Ethereum, and Jaxx. Researchers also found RedLine uses Discord to send information back to the malware’s command and control system. The Infosec Institute analysis of RedLine itself indicates that it looks like, the malware plans to continue plaguing more and more browsers and steal otherwise classified information.
Storing passwords in the browser is a bad idea
The RedLine Trojan targets popular web browsers such as Chrome, Edge, and Opera, suggesting why storing your passwords in browsers is a bad idea. It was first observed back in March 2020, which continues to be the most prominent cyber threat impacting users worldwide since then. It is a commodity information-stealer that can be purchased for roughly $200 on cyber-crime forums and easily be deployed.
Source: Pro Pakistani