- It is able to steal data from 40 browsers
- And hacks even MFA applications
- However, the software is still under development.
In April of this year, hackers created a new type of Mystic Stealer virus. It is capable of stealing user credentials from over 40 browsers – including Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera, and Vivaldi. Detailed Threat Analysis submitted cyber security analysts from Zscaler and Cyfirma.
Malicious software poses a threat to cryptocurrency owners. Researchers have found that Mystic Stealer can steal data from 70 browser extensions and crypto wallets. The list includes MetaMask, Coinbase Wallet, Binance, Rabby Wallet, OKX Wallet, OneKey, etc. In addition, 9 MFA (multi-factor authentication) applications and a password manager are vulnerable to it. 55 cryptographic browser extensions, accounts in Telegram and other messengers are also at risk.
It is known that for the first time Mystic Stealer was released at the end of April 2023. This was the first version, now the hackers are working on a new update. The malware can currently be purchased for $150 per month.
Interestingly, the creators of the virus also run a Mystic Stealer News Telegram channel. Development news is published there, various functions and other thematic requests are discussed.
As always, experts suggest using high-quality antivirus programs for protection. And it is advised to store large amounts in cold wallets.