Hackers are using ‘TroubleGrabber,’ a malware strain, on a wide range of Discord servers. TroubleGrabber If you’re a gamer, and you make frequent use of Discord, there’s a new threat you should be aware of.
TroubleGrabber isn’t the worst malware strain we’ve ever seen, but it is highly problematic. The classification is an Info Stealer, the design to collect and exfiltrate gaming login credentials and system information.
Researchers at Netskope first discovered the malware strain in the wild and noted that in terms of capability, it bears several similarities to another Info Stealer called AnarchyGrabber.
Although TroubleGrabber is very new, having seen for the first time in October 2020, the hackers controlling it are wasting no time in terms of its use. Based on the Netskope researchers’ data, TroubleGrabber accounted for more than 85 percent of all malware attacks targeting Discord servers during October (2020).
So how does one become infected with this malware strain?
According to the research team, TroubleGrabber is often disguising as a software crack or some game cheat, though it will occasionally present itself as a simple Discord Installer. The Netskope team was rather impressed to find more than a thousand different poisoned binaries in use. So it doesn’t matter what kind of games you play. If you make regular use of cracks or cheat codes, you’ll likely run across this strain.
Worse, the hacker behind it placed a “helpful” instruction video on youtube, which teachers other hackers how to use TroubleGrabber and set up their Discord servers for hosting it.
All that to say, this issue is likely to get a good deal worse before it starts getting better. Discord users and gamers beware.