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1/21/2020
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Ransomware Upgrades with Credential-Stealing Tricks

The latest version of the FTCode ransomware can steal credentials from five popular browsers and email clients.

The nightmare continues for victims of FTCode ransomware. In addition to encrypting critical information, the PowerShell malware now steals user credentials from common web browsers and email clients.

According to researchers Rajdeepsinh Dodia, Amandeep Kumar, and Atinderpal Singh from Zscaler ThreatLabZ, FTCode version 1117.1 can skim user credentials from Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome as well as email clients Thunderbird and Outlook. The new version uses a different method to steal credentials in each of the targeted applications, something the researchers point to as being one of the advantages of the scripting language in which FTCode is written.

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