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New Trojan ZenRAT masquerades as Bitwarden password manager

September 28, 2023


Researchers have come across a new Trojan program dubbed ZenRAT that is being distributed as an installer for the popular Bitwarden password management application, as well as employing other tricks to deceive users. The Trojan has information-stealing capabilities and hasn’t been documented before.

“Malware is often delivered via files that masquerade as legitimate application installers,” researchers from security firm Proofpoint said in a report. “End users should be mindful of only downloading software directly from the trusted source, and always check the domains hosting software downloads against domains belonging to the official website.”

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