Crypto Wallets and Passwords Targeted by BHUNT Malware

Researchers have recently discovered a new malware they named BHUNT. This targets passwords, security phrases, and cryptocurrency wallet contents.

BHUNT Crypto Stealer: More Details

The Bitdefender researchers were the ones who identified this new malware dubbed BHUNT and analyzed it in a report recently published.

We named the stealer BHUNT after the main assembly’s name. BHUNT is a modular stealer written in .NET, capable of exfiltrating wallet (Exodus, Electrum, Atomic, Jaxx, Ethereum, Bitcoin, Litecoin wallets) contents, passwords stored in the browser, and passphrases captured from the clipboard.

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How does BHUNT evade detection? This malware is encrypted by means of two virtual machine packers: Themida and VMProtect, a thing that makes it hard to detect.

The malware executable is also signed using a stolen Piriform digital signature by threat actors. However, the Digitial Signature Information window shows that this is invalid because of a binary mismatch.

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According to the researchers, BHUNT malware is injected into the executable explorer.exe, managing to reach the targeted system by means of KMSpico downloads. KMSpico stands for a well-known utility that allows the illegal activation of Microsoft products.

Which Countries Are Impacted by BHUNT Malware?

The experts highlighted in their report that

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