Botnets, also known as infostealers, are networks of computers infected with malware, and they help cybercriminals steal information at scale.
Information siphoned by malware-infected devices is shared in small criminal circles, private chat groups, and also posted on underground hacking web forums. SpyCloud’s Cybercrime Analytics™ Engine recovers this data and delivers malware intelligence to enterprises – automated insights into malware victims’ credentials and session cookies – in order to help organizations protect themselves before criminals can leverage their stolen data for account takeover, identity theft, and online fraud.
The Most Nefarious Information Stealers
Today’s sophisticated malware is distributed by masquerading as legitimate software, malvertising campaigns, advanced phishing campaigns that trick the user to download the malware, SEO poisoning of popular “free” software titles, or delivered as an email attachment (in fact, 94% of malware is delivered via email). And while antivirus software might provide some protection, oftentimes the botnet delivery methods are sophisticated enough to evade detection even by the best antivirus software.
Many users who have been infected with malware have unknowingly had their keystrokes and system information stolen by cybercriminals. Once botnet malware is installed, it steals all manner of information including:
- Usernames and passwords
- Hostnames and saved passwords from browsers & FTP clients
- Session and device cookie
- Autofill data
- Bitcoin wallets
- Files with specific extensions
- Screenshots of the user desktop
- Chat history
- List of installed programs and running processes
- Machine Globally Unique Identifier (GUID) as well system architecture, system language, username and computer name
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Malware infections siphon valuable data like fresh credentials and web session cookies, giving bad actors the virtual keys to your enterprise. SpyCloud breaks down malware infections and offers context into the steps criminals take and what can be done to stop this insidious threat.