Beware of this new YouTube Scam: PennyWise, a new stealing malware on YouTube

We use YouTube the most to watch videos. But you need to be cautious now. The more popular apps are, the more dangerous they are. Because hackers also find new ways to rob them. After several cases of malware, and fraud was reported on WhatsApp and Google Play Store, new cases have been heard on YouTube. They take passwords, Telegram messages and even screenshots. Be alerted if you're scrolling to YouTube. Some videos will be able to hack your device. Hackers have found a new way to rob you. So let's know...

Hackers are using YouTube as a carrier to spread new stealer malware called Pennywise to learn all about you. Pennywise malware has been identified by cyber researchers at Sybil Research Labs, who have uncovered more than 80 videos on YouTube that also have the potential to put you at risk. Malware focuses on stealing sensitive browser data and cryptocurrency wallets from the victim's device.

Cybersecurity researchers can find many videos on YouTube in this way, which are doing the trick to rob you. Most of these videos explain how bitcoin mining software works. Users are getting a download link in the details of the video, which is very dangerous. This file comes with a password-protection and a link to VirusTotal, which is confirming the file as "clean" and safe to proceed with. 

Once a user can download this file, he or she has also inserted Pennywise malware into the system. According to cybersecurity experts, malware is working to steal almost every kind of data. Pennywise malware will be able to get the path for many different browsers, including more than 30 Chrome-based browsers, 5 Mozilla-based browsers, Opera, and Microsoft Edge.

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