Hackers Using Weaponized Memes to Communicate with Malware for Malicious Operations

From gbhackers.com


Researchers recently observed that cyber criminals using a weaponized memes in order to communicate with malware for various malicious operations.

Memes are nowadays using for fast communication methods to spreading news which is now abused by cyber criminals to reach victims in a very effective way.

Attackers using Steganography to embed the malicious payload inside of the image to bypass the security solutions to compromise vicitms.

Similarly last year, attackers using 2 memes that was posted in twitter that contain embedded link which point to the command & control server where malware dropped into victims system.

Currently observed campaign being delivered via legitimate service, a popular social media service where attackers posted a meme that looks like very benign.

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