Beware of FakeNarrator Malware
Accessibility and Productivity play a key role in ensuring smooth functioning of any organization. Any service or product that enhances efficiency and reduces extra effort is always welcome. The tedious task of reading long documents can be made easier by using a narrator. But be careful, malicious hackers have not left any pathway to access critical information and have targeted their victims through a FakeNarrator malware!
This attack was launched by the group known as Chinese APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) hackers. The prime target for these malware attacks were technology companies using Windows 10 computers. Additionally, these targeted tech companies were located in the South-East Asian region.
The hackers implanted a modified version of open-source PcShare backdoor (available on GitHub) with the help of legitimate NVIDIA application. They deployed a FakeNarrator screen reader application to replace the built-in Windows Narrator, enabling them to bypass the Windows “Easy of Access” feature. This allowed the attackers gain complete control of the targeted system along with the ability for remote accessibility and control of the desktop without the required credentials. Thus, hackers gained system level control of the infected machine. The modified code implemented by the hackers also granted them the ability to encrypt C2 (command and control) traffic and obtain crucial proxy authentication credentials.
How it happened
It has been suggested that this malware cannot self-propagate. One of the main ways that it may have entered the victim’s network by the means of an attachment sent through an email or downloads performed by clicking links sent through malicious emails.
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