Are You Prepared for the Return of Raccoon Stealer?

  • By Steven
  • Jul 27, 2022

Raccoon Stealer has once again reared its ugly head to the delight of no one outside of the hacking community. It is not a question of whether Raccoon Stealer will remain on the digital threat landscape but whether your organization or your personal computer will be victimized by it. If you have not yet updated your digital defenses, now is the time to do so. Let's delve into the details of Raccoon Stealer.

What is Raccoon Stealer all About?

Raccoon Stealer is a form of malware that works as a service platform. The malware was widely discussed a couple of years ago when it plucked data directly from internet browsers. Raccoon Stealer pilfers login information such as usernames and passwords, cookies, and other potentially sensitive and valuable information. Data theft sets the stage for the authentication of a recognized device without a password.

The malware is advanced to the point that it can pluck automatically filled data, including personal data such as contact information, financial details, credit card numbers, and more. Add in the fact that Raccoon Stealer can pilfer crypto, and there is even more reason for your organization to prepare accordingly. In fact, Raccoon Stealer can even drop files into infected systems to wreak even more havoc.

How Has Raccoon Stealer Changed in Recent Years?

The newer malware version takes the threat to the next level, stealing information saved within internet browsers and pilfering crypto directly out of digital wallets. The threat can even go on the offensive against browser plugins related to crypto since it is more capable of harvesting data from files. The malware can even steal an application list installed on target machines that can help an attacker understand the types of information that might be worth targeting.

Making matters worse is the fact that the malware can take screen captures of the systems that have been breached. That allows hackers to analyze pictures of financial information and other sensitive information from the compromised computer. The information in these images is then used to steal that individual's identity and make fraudulent purchases.

How Can Businesses and People Combat Raccoon Stealer?

The best defense against Raccoon Stealer is self-control and awareness. Resist the temptation to click attachments and links in messages unless the sender's identity is known. Do not click attachments, links, or anything else unless you are confident that the sender is trustworthy and legitimate. Enroll your team in a digital security training session, and you'll reap the benefits of an enhanced awareness of Raccoon Stealer, as well as the seemingly never-ending string of online threats that emerge with each passing day.

Above all, invest in your digital security. The little bit you spend to solidify your computer and network defenses has the potential to save you exponentially more by deflecting threats and safeguarding your valuable information.

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