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DHS CISA Alerts to Rise in Credential Theft-Focused LokiBot Malware

Jessica Davis

The Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) released an alert warning of an increase in LokiBot malware through the cyberattacks aimed at credential theft and information stealing, often sent in malicious email attachments.

Credential theft is a common risk in the healthcare sector, and hackers have increasingly targeted providers through social engineering attempts and spoofed login pages in recent years. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, these attempts have only increased. Currently, there are 15 billion credentials for sale on the dark web, Digital Shadows recently reported.

First observed in 2015, LokiBot leverages trojan malware in order to...

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