New Zaraza Bot Credential-Stealer Sold on Telegram Targeting 38 Web Browsers


Zaraza bot, a novel credential-stealing virus, is being sold on Telegram and also makes use of the well-known messaging platform as a command-and-control (C2) server. In a research released last week, cybersecurity firm Uptycs stated that “Zaraza bot targets a large number of web browsers and is being actively distributed on a Russian Telegram hacker channel popular with threat actors.”

After infecting a victim’s computer, the virus extracts crucial information and transfers it to a Telegram server, where the attackers may quickly access it. Stolen credentials present a major concern since they enable threat actors to commit identity theft and financial fraud in addition to gaining unauthorised access to victims’ accounts.

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