New S1deload Stealer malware hijacks Youtube, Facebook accounts


A persistent virus campaign specifically targets Facebook and YouTube users, infecting their computers with a new information thief that will take over their social media accounts and use their devices to mine cryptocurrency. Using social engineering and comments on Facebook sites that promote adult-themed archives, victims are persuaded to spread the infection to themselves.

Due to its extensive use of DLL sideloading for evading detection, security experts with Bitdefender’s Advanced Threat Control (ATC) team gave the new malware the moniker S1deload Stealer. “Bitdefender products discovered more than 600 distinct users infected with this virus between July and December 2022,” stated Bitdefender researcher Dávid cs.

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