Discord Spidey Bot Malware is stealing your data including passwords

New malware can penetrate the popular chat service Discord, stealing email addresses, phone numbers, usernames, passwords, IP addresses, etc.

According to Bleeping Computer, malware that affects game-driven online chat apps is called “Spidey Bot”. Twitter user Malware Hunter Team On October 9, I first noticed the malware.

In addition to stealing information, Spidey Bot can copy the first 50 characters from the Windows clipboard, which is not only case sensitive information like passwords, but also can create a backdoor for more malware to penetrate. . According to Tom & # 39; s Guide, Mac is not affected by malware.

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It is suspected that malware moves through Discord chat and is actually modeled as a game's cheat instead of malicious software. Malware researcher Vitali Kremez told Bleeping Computer to look for files called “Blueface Reward Claimer.exe” and “Synapse X.exe” as malware.

Since it's hard to know whether or not there is malware, we recommend that users uninstall and reinstall the Discord app to make sure that all malware files are removed.

Digital Trends contacted Discord to discuss malware and how the company prevented the spread of malware.

In recent months there have been a lot of malicious programs that infiltrate popular sites. At the end of last month, 25 Android apps were found to contain malware. Most of the apps in question were photo editing apps or fashion apps.

In early September, 24 malware-infected Android apps were found to be infected with "Joker" malware in the Google Play store. This malware is designed to register users with various subscription services so that they can be charged for months before they know they are subscribed.

A good way to protect your PC from infection with malware, spyware, and adware is to install antivirus software. Mac users should also pay attention to malware. Mac's built-in security layer and third-party antivirus apps don't guarantee 100{7be40b84a6a43fc4fae13304fce9a2695859798abfc41afd127b9f8b21c5f9c5} protection, so we recommend that you continue to install antivirus software for Mac computers.

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