“Sextortion” Malware Evolves to Actually Record Target’s Audio and Video


Security firm Proofpoint says it seen early evidence of new sextortion malware that drops a dedicated “pornmodule” onto a target’s computers.

The malware, PxiXBot – a Remote Access Trojan, or RAT – contains a dictionary with pornography-related keywords.

If an open window matches the text, it records audio and video on the infected machine, saves it with a “.avi” extension and sends it to command and control servers, Proofpoint said in a quarterly report.

The malware is a step up from typical sextortion scams, which really on social engineering to blackmail targets out of funds by threatening

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