The data harvesting malware Lokibot has again been upgraded by its creators, this time to impersonate a popular online game launcher in order to trick victims into mistakenly downloading the malware.
Trend Micro researchers say Lokibot now presents itself as an installer of the Epic Games store. The threat actors used Nullsoft Scriptable Install System (NSIS) installer authoring tool along with the Epic Games logo to create the scam file. Epic is the publisher of the immensely popular Fortnite game.
Once the victim downloads the fake installer two file are dropped on to the machine: a C# source code file and a .NET executable in the “%AppData% directory”. The last stage sees Lokibot downloaded and installed and it goes to work swiping the targeted data.
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