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Zyklon Password Stealer Exploits Microsoft Vulnerabilities

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Zyklon malware steals passwords from popular web browsers

Cybercriminals are exploiting Microsoft Office Vulnerabilities to distribute Zyklon Malware in a recent spam campaign targeting telecommunication, insurance, and financial services.

The malware is designed to recover passwords from popular web browsers, PC gaming software, and email services among other software. The malware automatically detects and decrypts the license/serial keys of more than 200 popular pieces of software, including Office, SQL Server, Adobe, and Nero, according to a Jan. 17 Trend Micro blog post.

The malware is publically available and has been observed in the wild since early 2016 providing threat actors sophisticated capabilities such as a full-featured backdoor capable of keylogging, the ability to execute additional plugins like cryptocurrency miners, conduct distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, self-update and self-removal.

Zyklon is spread via malicious spam attachments in a ZIP...(continued)

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