Colin Mc Hugo

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Colin Mc Hugo
Security Engineer Manager & CEO at Quantum Infinite Solutions Group Ltd.

New PHP Version of Ducktail Malware Hijacking Facebook Business Accounts

October 14, 2022
Ducktail Malware

A PHP variation of an information-stealing malware called Ducktail has actually been uncovered in the wild being dispersed in the type of broken installers for genuine applications and also video games, according to the current searchings for from Zscaler.

” Like older variations (. NetCore), the current variation (PHP) likewise intends to exfiltrate delicate info pertaining to conserved internet browser qualifications, Facebook account info, and so on,” Zscaler ThreatLabz scientists Tarun Dewan and also Stuti Chaturvedi said.


Ducktail, which arised on the hazard landscape in late 2021, is credited to an unrevealed Vietnamese hazard star, with the malware mostly developed to pirate Facebook service and also advertising and marketing accounts.

The monetarily inspired cybercriminal procedure was initial recorded by Finnish cybersecurity business WithSecure (previously F-Secure) in late July 2022.

Hacking Facebook Business Accounts

While previous variations of the malware were discovered to make use of Telegram as a command-and-control (C2) network to exfiltrate info, the PHP variation detected in August 2022 develops links to a recently held web site to keep the information in JSON style.

Assault chains observed by Zscaler require installing the malware in ZIP archive documents held on file-sharing solutions like mediafire[.] com, impersonating as broken variations of Microsoft Workplace, video games, and also porn-related documents.


Implementation of the installer, consequently, triggers a PHP manuscript that eventually releases the code in charge of swiping and also exfiltrating information from internet internet browsers, cryptocurrency budgets, and also Facebook Organization accounts.

” It appears that the hazard stars behind the Ducktail thief project are constantly making modifications or improvement in the shipment systems and also strategy to take a wide range of delicate individual and also system info targeting customers at huge,” the scientists stated.

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