Attention: fake Pixelmon NFT website infects users with malware

Attention: fake Pixelmon NFT website infects users with malware

16. May 2022 0 By Horst Buchwald

Attention: fake Pixelmon NFT website infects users with malware

San Francisco, 5/16/2022

 

Pixelmon is a popular NFT project whose plan includes creating an online metaverse game where you can collect, train and fight other players with Pixelmon pets. It has over 250,000 followers on social media.

Background: threat actors copied the legitimate website pixelmon.club and created a fake version under pixelmon[.]pw to spread malware.

One of the files distributed by this malicious website is setup.zip, which installs a file named System32.hta.

This file is used to download Vidar, a malware that steals passwords and allows the threat actor to take control of the account.

Cyberattacks on cryptocurrencies are becoming more and more frequent – just a few days ago, a new malware campaign called Fake Binance NFT Mystery Box surfaced.

A few months ago, the most popular NFT game in the world, Axie Infinity, was hacked by threat actors who caused over $600 million in damage.

 

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