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Threat Actor Exploits Zero-Day in WinRAR to Target Crypto Accounts

24
Aug
2023
Threat Actor Exploits Zero-Day in WinRAR to Target Crypto Accounts

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A threat actor with possible connections to Russia’s financially motivated Evilnum group is targeting users in online cryptocurrency trading forums via a now-patched bug in the popular WinRAR file compression and archiving utility.

The bug, tracked as CVE-2023-38831, allowed the attackers to hide malicious code in zip archives masquerading as “.jpg,” “.txt,” and other file formats, and then distribute them in online cryptocurrency trading forums.

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