Are You Still Storing Passwords In Plain Text Files?

Published: 2023-09-29
Last Updated: 2023-09-29 07:35:31 UTC
by Xavier Mertens (Version: 1)
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"Infostealer" malware have been in the wild for a long time now. Once the computer's victim is infected, the goal is to steal "juicy" information like passwords, cookies, screenshots, keystrokes, and more. Yesterday, I spotted an interesting sample. It's delivered through an FTP connection. The file (SHA256:2bf9a44bd546e0fd1448521669136220dc49146b0f3a5cd7863698ac79b5e778) is unknown on VirusTotal.

The malware behavior is pretty simple: It scans the complete drive for interesting files. Here is an example: "*pass*.txt":

I also discovered that it searches for other files:

  • *seed*.txt
  • *ledger*.txt
  • *trezor*.txt
  • *metamask*.txt
  • *bitcoin*.txt
  • *words*
  • *wallet*.txt
  • *.kbdx

Simple but efficient. C2 communications are performed with slimtvsocico[.]fun.

Xavier Mertens (@xme)
Senior ISC Handler - Freelance Cyber Security Consultant

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