How hackers find out if you’re a high-value target before stealing
Organizations in the United States and Germany are now being targeted by a new hacker known as TA886. Custom malware is monitoring and stealing data on infected systems and accordingly Proof pointDoing so since October 2022.
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However, this malware is particularly unique in that it will first thoroughly assess your value before attacking a target to see if there is enough value.
How do these hackers monitor victims?
Once the URL link is clicked, a multistep attack chain is initiated and results in the download of the “screenshotter”, one of TA886’s main tools.
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The screenshotter tool will take JPG snapshots of the victim’s device and send those screenshots back to the TA886 server. Those screenshots are then manually searched to see how much value the victim has, and if they’re deemed high-value, the malware will continue its attack and steal everything from financial credentials to personal information.
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