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Over 120,000 Computers Compromised by Info Stealers Linked to Users of Cybercrime Forums

August 15, 2023


A “staggering” 120,000 computers infected by stealer malware have credentials associated with cybercrime forums, many of them belonging to malicious actors.

The findings come from Hudson Rock, which analyzed data collected from computers compromised between 2018 to 2023.

“Hackers around the world infect computers opportunistically by promoting results for fake software or through YouTube tutorials directing victims to download infected software,” Hudson Rock CTO Alon Gal told The Hacker News.

“It is not a case of the threat actor infecting his own computer, it is that out of the 14,500,000 computers we have in our cybercrime database, some of them happen to be hackers that accidentally got infected.”

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