If you download copies of pirated software or music, please be extra careful. Cybersecurity researchers have discovered multiple ongoing malware distribution campaigns that target you by embedding Redstealer malware into the downloads.
RedLine Stealer is designed to steal stored browser passwords and auto-complete data, including credit card information, cryptocurrency files, and wallets.
Here is the summary from the recent report by Zscaler
Threat actors distributing infostealers are gaining momentum by targeting victims seeking to illegally download pirated software. Because obtaining and using pirated software is against the law, many individuals partaking in this type of behavior suspend proper scrutiny for the source of their download. As a result, whether they are good or bad people, victims across the world are paying the price with their private information for a single bad decision.
How do you stay safe?
- Avoid downloading illegal software. It is unlawful, and the free software you are looking for could cost you dearly by emptying your bank account.
- These illegal downloads have been confirmed to contain Redstealer malware, so make sure you avoid these ones:
- Adobe Acrobat Pro
- 3DVista Virtual Tour Pro
- 7-Data Recovery Suite
- MAGIX Sound Force Pro
- Wondershare Dr. Fone
Also, avoid these download sites as well. These have been confirmed to be distributors of Redstealer:
Let me know if you need help with this or anything else.
All the best,
Incognito Privacy Care Team.