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PASSTEAL Malware Lurking on File Sharing Sites

Variants of the PASSTEAL malware are propagating by masquerading as key generators for paid applications, popular e-books, and other software on file sharing services, according Alvin John Nieto, a threat response engineer at TrendMicro’s TrendLabs.PASSTEAL, as its name suggests, is a piece of malware that uses various password recovery tools to steal passwords stored in the browsers of its victims. Nieto claims PASSTEAL is novel in its deviation from keyloggers that simply log keystrokes.

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