Raccoon Malware Scavenges 100,000+ Devices to Steal Data
Researchers with Cybereason have been tracking the rising popularity of the Raccoon information stealer, which is distributed on the dark web according to a malware-as-a-service (MaaS) model. Raccoon was first detected in April of this year. Since then, it has made it’s way onto more than 100,000 devices around the globe, stealing login credentials, payment card data and other sensitive information.
Raccoon’s popularity stems from the fact that “it is easy to operate for technical and nontechnical individuals alike, lending it mass appeal,” according to the researchers. In addition, the cybercriminals behind the malware are constantly working to improve it.