Luna Grabber Malware Targets Roblox Gaming DevsLuna Grabber Malware Targets Roblox Gaming Devs
Roblox gaming developers are lured in by a package that claims to create useful scripts to interact with the Roblox website, for example by “promot(ing) users, shout events, and so on, or to create Discord utiltiies (sic) to manage their community.”
August 25, 2023
Since the start of this month, researchers at ReversingLabs have found a host of malicious, multistage packages on the npm public repository that implant an open source, information-stealing malware known as Luna Grabber.
To infect its victims, the packages imitate a legitimate package, such as noblox.js — "a Node.js Roblox API wrapper used to write scripts that interact with the Roblox gaming platform," according to a ReversingLabs analysis on the campaign. The malicious packages reproduce code from the legitimate package but add information-stealing functions to the mix.
Developers of the scripts that ultimately run on the Roblox platform could thus unwittingly fall prey to Luna Grabber, which is an "open-source malware designed to steal information from the user's local web browser, Discord application, and more," according to ReversingLabs.
The researchers first came upon these types of campaigns while monitoring the npm public repository, and noblox.js-vps was the first malicious package they happened upon. The package displayed suspicious behaviors, such as executing commands in the command line, containing URLs that linked to Discord attachments, enumerating files in a given directory, and enumerating user information, among other actions. Since then, ReversingLabs researchers have also identified other malicious packages that are similar, such as noblox.js-ssh and noblox.js-secure.
"Even though the impact of noblox.js-vps and other malicious packages in this campaign wasn't high, it is a reminder to security and software development teams that threats lurk consistently in open-source repositories, making choosing which package to include in the development process critical," wrote the researchers.
About the Author(s)
You May Also Like
Modern Supply Chain Security: Integrated, Interconnected, and Context-DrivenNov 06, 2023
How to Combat the Latest Cloud Security ThreatsNov 06, 2023
Reducing Cyber Risk in Enterprise Email Systems: It's Not Just Spam and PhishingNov 01, 2023
SecOps & DevSecOps in the CloudNov 06, 2023
What's In Your Cloud?Nov 30, 2023