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Alert: Brazilian Hackers Targeting Users of Over 30 Portuguese Banks

May 25, 2023

A Brazilian threat actor is targeting more than 30 Portuguese financial institutions with information-stealing malware as part of a long-running campaign that commenced in 2021.

“The attackers can steal credentials and exfiltrate users’ data and personal information, which can be leveraged for malicious activities beyond financial gain,” SentinelOne researchers Aleksandar Milenkoski and Tom Hegel said in a new report shared with The Hacker News.

The cybersecurity firm, which began tracking “Operation Magalenha” earlier this year, said the intrusions culminate in the deployment of two variants of a backdoor called PeepingTitle so as to “maximize attack potency.”

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