Hackers Weaponize Windows Flaw to Deploy Crypto-Siphoning Phemedrone Stealer

Threat actors have been observed taking advantage of a previously disclosed security flaw in Microsoft’s Windows operating system. They are deploying an open-source information stealer, dubbed Phemedrone Stealer. Phemedrone specifically targets web browsers, data from cryptocurrency wallets, and messaging apps such as Telegram, Steam, and Discord, according to Trend Micro researchers Peter Girnus, Aliakbar Zahravi, and Simon Zuckerbraun. This exploit illustrates how hackers are weaponizing known Windows vulnerabilities to carry out their nefarious activities, placing significant strain on the defenses of companies reliant on this operating system.

Published: Tue, 16 Jan 2024 12:43:00 +0530