Varenyky malware records porn on screen, distributes sextortion spam

Varenyky malware records porn on screen, distributes sextortion spam

A cybercriminal operation that’s been targeting France since May is attempting to distribute malware capable of recording the screens of victims who visit pornographic websites.


In other cases, the malware sends out spam emails that merely intend to trick victims into believing their web sessions were recorded while they watched porn, even though they were not. This spambot functionality has also been used to send out sketchy surveys and promotions designed to entice victims into entering their personal and credit card information.


Dubbed Varenyky, the malware also can deploy and abuse NirSoft’s WebBrowserPassView and M ..