New Python-Based Snake Info Stealer Spreading Through Facebook Messages


Facebook messages are being used by threat actors to a Python-based information stealer dubbed Snake that’s designed to capture credentials and other sensitive data.

“The credentials harvested from unsuspecting users are transmitted to different platforms such as Discord, GitHub, and Telegram,” Cybereason researcher Kotaro Ogino said in a technical report.

Details about the campaign first emerged on the social media platform X in August 2023. The attacks entail sending prospective users seemingly innocuous RAR or ZIP archive files that, upon opening, activate the infection sequence.

The intermediate stages involve two downloaders – a batch script and a cmd script – with the latter responsible for downloading and executing the information stealer from an actor-controlled GitLab repository.

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