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This ransomware will steal your Discord account and encrypt all your files for good measure

November 21, 2022

Via: TechRadar

A new ransomware family has been detected targeting the cryptocurrency community.

Cybersecurity researchers from Cyble recently discovered a strain they dubbed “AXLocker” which, aside from the usual encrypting of all files found on the endpoint, also ends up stealing Discord authentication tokens from the victims.

Discord is a communications platform that’s been around for quite some time, but has recently found new life in the cryptocurrency community. NFT projects, crypto tokens, and similar start-ups have chosen Discord as their communications platform of choice.

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