Discord is becoming more and more of a malware dump

Sicherheit (Pexels, allgemeine Nutzung)[German]A report from security vendor Sophos indicates that cyber criminals are increasingly abusing the successful chat service Discord to host, spread and control malware. Most notably, the malware aims to grab data from Discord users. During the investigation period, it was noticeable that four percent of the total TLS-protected malware downloads occurred through the Discord service. The growing popularity of the gaming-focused text and voice chat platform has attracted the attention of malware operators.


The instant chat service Discord and the malware appearing there has been the subject of several articles here on the blog (see the list of links at the end of the article). Now Sean Gallagher and Andrew Brandt of Sophos have published the blog post Malware increasingly targets Discord for abuse with their own findings.

Cyber criminals are abusing a successful chat service to host, spread and control malware. Details can be found in the Sophos article. The Register has published a summary of the article here

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