Recent technological advances have led to new variants of hacking and cyberattack. Over the past two years, information security firm and independent researchers have given special follow-up to one of these new methods, known as steganography attack, in which threat actors hide malicious code in apparently harmless images to inject malware into computers systems and email inboxes to steal sensitive data.
The security firm Malwarebytes performed a thorough analysis on an image used in a real attack. According to the company’s report, the dangerous Magecart hacker group is the main operator of this attack variant in the world, mainly targeting e-commerce sites.
A couple of weeks ago, the International Institute of Cyber Security (IICS) reported a malicious campaign using steganography that used the use of an image by popular singer Taylor Swift. The malware contained in that image was used to add devices to a gigantic botnet.
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