Crypto-Malware Steals Email Addresses and Passwords, Spreads Itself

August 27, 2014


A new strain of crypto-malware is currently affecting Russian-speaking countries, with functions that allow it to steal email addresses and corresponding addresses, as well as to spread on its own to the victims email contacts. Apart from these particularities of the malware, security researchers note that it is written in a batch file and used multiple freely available tools to carry out its dirty work. The attack vector is a Word document delivered via email, which claims to include…