Beware: Crypto Wallet Attacked by Echelon Malware via Telegram

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2021-12-28 10:02:01

Cybersecurity researcher @officer_cia of bug bounty platforms LobsterDAO and Immunefi has shared details of another malware that focuses on crypto wallets and account logins.
The expert took to Twitter to warn all Telegram users about new attacks on crypto wallets registered on Telegram.
According to this expert, users with the “Smokes Night” handle spread the Echelon malware by dropping an infected file into chat rooms without comment.

The expert attached a report of a similar attack to the list of affected crypto services. It includes several non-industrial wallets (AtomicWallet, Electrum, Exodus) for Bitcoin, Litcecoin, ZCash, Monero and other cryptocurrencies.

This version of Echelon has many functions for credential stealing, domain detection, and computer fingerprinting. It also tries to take a screenshot of the victim’s device.

Here’s how you can protect yourself
Malware can steal information even if Telegram users don’t open the file. The built-in auto-download option in messenger makes this possible.

Therefore, the reporter recommends turning off the automatic download option in Telegram’s settings.

In 2021, the Echelon malware was described as ransomware, a malicious software program that encrypts files for ransom.

As previously mentioned by U.Today, in 2021, ransomware programs stole millions of dollars; Usually, scammers demand ransom in Bitcoin, Ethereum or Monero.


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