The recently discovered ransomware FTCODE has evolved to include new information-stealing capabilities, and is now infecting victims via VBScript links in phishing emails.

Researchers from the Zscaler ThreatLabZ team, who say they first discovered the PowerShell-based malware, detailed the latest changes in a blog post late last week.

The new iteration, version 1117.1, contains code that steals credentials from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird, Google Chrome and Microsoft Outlook.

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