New YTStealer Malware Targeting YouTube Content Creators


A new malware has been going around targeting content creators of YouTube. Reported by researchers at Intezer, YTStealer is likely being sold and distributed as MaaS (or Malware-as-a-Service). It’s goal is to steal authentication cookies from YouTube content creators.

Many of the files in the malware are disguised as legitimate applications, specifically software typically used by their targets. Some of the fake installers included OBS Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro, MODs and cracks of games popularly used by streamers, and performance boost apps like Driver Booster.

Learn more about YTStealer and how it operates here. To avoid this malware and others like it, avoid suspicious websites offering hacks or a free version of a premium software and only use software downloaded from their official website.


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