#2 Info-Stealers

Updated: Jan 15

Did You Know? There are 7 major types of malware. Malware type 2: Info-Stealers. One of the most common types of malware found nowadays are known as Info-Stealers. As the name suggests, the sole purpose of Info-Stealers is to steal as much personal information as possible, from basic system information up to locally stored usernames and passwords.

They are typically not very sophisticated and are usually sold on hacking-related sites such as HackForums from as little as $10 to over a couple of hundred dollars. Most info-stealers out there follow a very similar methodology when stealing user information, with only a few major differences such as encryption algorithms and the networking side of things.


This post, examines three different popular info-stealers: KPot, Vidar, and Raccoon Stealer, to find the commonalities between the three in the amount of data each attempts to steal.


Does this make you nervous? It should. The world is changing. Hackers and criminals are getting more advanced. Protecting your valuable information is of utmost importance. If you need assistance monitoring and protecting your devices, visit our Services page to learn how we can help you. Click the Book Now button above for a free consultation. #trianglecompudocs #didyouknow #infostealer #malware

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