Internet users are constantly at risk of malware and attackers are trying to steal their data. Reports are coming once again related to the Raccoon malware, whose upgraded version is designed to steal users’ personal information and passwords.
Let us tell you, the Raccoon malware was one of the most active information stealers used by cybercriminals in the year 2021.
Raccoon is more popular than other malwares
Security researchers have reported that the Raccoon malware is popular among online fraudsters for three reasons .
Firstly, it is strong in terms of the ability to steal data or passwords. The second thing is related to customization and it can be made part of many hacking tools.
At the same time, the third reason is that this malware is very easy to use and it can be spread with the help of fake installers or cracked software.
Security analysts gave information about the withdrawal
Security analysts at Sequoia reported that Raccoon Steeler’s operations were suspended in March 2022.
However, now Raccoon Stealer 2.0 is back and is being promoted on hacking forums.
According to the report, the upgraded version of Raccoon with new functionalities has been developed with the help of C and C++ computer languages, the initial samples of which have been revealed last month.
Raccoon Stealer can steal this kind of data
The new Raccoon Stealer 2.0 malware has the ability to steal almost every kind of information from its target device.
In PC or laptop , it can steal all passwords, cookies, autofill data and credit card data saved in the browser. Even individual files saved in all the disks of the computer are not able to escape from its access.
It can do things like capture screenshots and send a list of installed apps in the system to the attacker. Malware can also steal from crypto wallet
If you are one of the cryptocurrency users, Raccoon Stealer could be breaking into your cryptocurrency wallets as well.
This malware is also capable of stealing cryptocurrency wallets with the help of web browser extensions such as Metamask, TronLink, Binancechain, Ronin, Exodus, Atomic, Jaxliberty, Coinomi, Electrum, Electrum-LTC and ElectronCash .
The report warns that the use of this malware is on the rise, as it collects new items every time it sends data.
It is important to keep these things in mind
If you want to protect yourself from Raccoon Steeler 2.0 and other such threats, it is important to be careful while downloading files.
One should avoid clicking on unknown links and installing apps from unsafe sources under the lure of cracked software. Be careful when downloading attachment files that come in emails.
Antivirus and anti-malware tools must be installed in the system. If you want, you can also enable the option of automatic scan.
Microsoft Defender App has been launched by software company Microsoft to protect Windows users from threats like ransomware, malware and viruses . Only those who subscribe to Microsoft 365 will get the benefit of the new service.