Today’s malware updates quickly to adapt themselves.
Check Point researcher Israel Gubi reports that Azorult has recently received an update to version 3.3, The malware has been free since 2016, and is still known for its ability to crack passwords and steal credit card numbers and browsing history from browsers.
It seems that its new version is much more lethal when it now also knows how to steal virtual currency (Cryptocurrency) and also download information from devices. According to the researcher, the new update was very predictable because previous versions of the malware were leaked and researchers were able to investigate them and succeeded in preventing the attack from being carried out.
Among the new coins that have already been absorbed from the damage are BitcoinGold, electrumG, btcprivate (electrum-btcp), bitcore and Exodus Eden. If you are trading or buying virtual currencies, you should check your security level.
The new version has been in the air since the beginning of October (October 4th) in various forums. The new version of the malware comes with RIG’ exploit kit to exploit vulnerabilities in Explorer, Adobe Flash and Java Script.
If your devices are not protected from this malware, you should check with the manufacturer when they will issue a security update on the issue.