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Cybercriminals are piggybacking on online bank accounts and crypto wallets to make quick money. In order to accomplish this malicious intent, they took to two unique attack vectors to drop their payloads. In one incident, a malicious Firefox add-on named Safepal Wallet was used to steal almost $4000 from users by targeting their cryptocurrency wallets. In another campaign, several popular apps were leveraged to distribute a new Android malware called ERMAC that targets 378 banking and wallet apps with overlays. The banking trojan is said to borrow its code from the notorious Cerberus trojan.
In the realm of vulnerabilities, Google released a patch for the eleventh zero-day flaw in Chrome that is being exploited in the wild.
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A malicious Firefox add-on named Safepal Wallet scammed users of $4000 by emptying out their cryptocurrency wallets. Although the browser add-on has been taken down, the phishing website is still up.
New ERMAC trojan surfaces
A new Android banking trojan called ERMAC has been spotted in a cyberattack targeting users in Poland. Almost fully based on the Cerberus trojan, the malware has been found targeting 378 banking and wallet apps with overlays.
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Google fixes a zero-day flaw
Google has issued patches for the eleventh zero-day vulnerability that is being exploited in the wild. Tracked as CVE-2021-37973, the flaw can be abused to take control of affected systems. The flaw has been patched in Chrome 94.0.4606.61 for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
WPBT flaw discovered
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Scammers stole $17,000 in a ‘double your cash’ scam after hijacking the ‘Bitcoin.org’ website. To draw the attention of users, the website claimed the scheme was limited to the first 10,000 users and prompted them to send Bitcoins to the attackers’ displayed wallet address.
Posted on: September 27, 2021
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