New Rust-based malware targets Microsoft Windows, abuses Powershell, and steals sensitive info

June 20, 2024

Via: TechRadar

Security pros are warning of a new infostealer being distributed using different methods across the internet.

Fickle Stealer does the usual tactics – steals sensitive files, system information, files stored in the browser, cryptocurrency wallet information, and more – but what’s somewhat unusual about Fickle Stealer is that it is built on Rust.

“In addition to some popular applications, this stealer searches sensitive files in parent directories of common installation directories to ensure comprehensive data gathering,” security researcher Pei Han Liao said. “It also receives a target list from the server, which makes Fickle Stealer more flexible.”

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