Discord malware campaign targets crypto and NFT communities

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A new malware campaign on Discord uses the Babadeda crypter to hide malware that targets the crypto, NFT, and DeFi communities.

Babadeda is a crypter used to encrypt and obfuscate malicious payloads in what appear to be harmless application installers or programs.

Starting in May 2021, threat actors have been distributing remote access trojans obfuscated by Babadeda as a legitimate app on crypto-themed Discord channels.

Due to its complex obfuscation, it has a very low AV detection rate, and according to researchers at Morphisec, its infection rates are picking up speed.

Phishing on Discord

The delivery chain begins on public Discord channels enjoying large viewership from a crypto-focused audience, such as new NFT drops or cryptocurrency discussions.

The threat actors post on these channels or send private messages to prospective victims, inviting them to download a game or an app.

In some cases, the actors impersonate existing blockchain software projects like the “Mines of Dalarna” game.

Phishing post on Discord
Source: Morphisec

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