Infostealer malware surges on dark web amid rise in MFA fatigue attacks


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Information stealer malware, which is used by malicious threat actors to steal passwords and other sensitive credentials data, has flourished on underground criminal networks this year, according to research from Accenture’s Cyber Threat Intelligence team released Monday. 

The use of infostealer malware has surged in recent months to allow criminal actors to quickly gain access to usernames, passwords and cookies at a very low cost, the research showed. 

By using a malware-as-a-service model, a small, unaffiliated actor can engage without the need for vast resources or technical expertise. 

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