Malware, Threat Management

Aurora info-stealer gaining traction among cybercriminals

Novel Go-based information stealer Aurora has been increasingly added by threat actors in their arsenal, with at least seven active cybercrime groups either leveraging the malware exclusively or alongside other info-stealers Raccoon and Redline, BleepingComputer reports. Threat actors have been attracted by the Aurora info-stealer's unfamiliarity and low detection prevalence, as well as the malware's advanced data theft capabilities and infrastructural stability, according to a SEKOIA report. While Aurora was initially promoted on Russian forums as a botnet with info-stealing and remote access capabilities in April, SEKOIA researchers discovered that the malware was primarily advertised as stealer in August, with polymorphic compilation without crypter wrapping, server-side data decryption, widespread cryptocurrency targeting, TCP socket operation, automated MetaMask seed phrase deduction, and reverse password collection lookout capabilities being highlighted. The report found that the execution of Aurora prompts the operation of several commands for information collection, with the malware aiming at browser-stored data, as well as data in cryptocurrency wallet desktop apps, such as Ethereum and Zcash, cryptocurrency browser extensions, and Telegram.

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