S1deload Stealer – Social Network Account Hijacker

An active malware campaign has set its sights on Facebook and YouTube users by leveraging a new information stealer to hijack the accounts and abuse the systems’ resources to mine cryptocurrency. Bitdefender is calling the malware S1deload Stealer for its use of DLL side-loading techniques to get past security defenses and execute its malicious components.

Once infected, S1deload Stealer steals user credentials, emulates human behavior to artificially boost videos and other content engagement, assesses the value of individual accounts (such as identifying corporate social media admins), mines for BEAM cryptocurrency, and propagates the malicious link to the user’s followers.

  1. https://www.bitdefender.com/files/News/CaseStudies/study/428/Bitdefender-PR-Whitepaper-S1deloadStealer-creat6669-en-EN.pdf
  2. https://thehackernews.com/2023/02/new-s1deload-malware-hijacking-users.html
S1deload Stealer – Social Network Account Hijacker
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