Cybersecurity firm Group-IB uncovers vulnerability in WinRAR exploited to steal traders’ funds

  • Cybercriminals exploiting zero-day bug in WinRAR to steal funds by hiding malicious scripts in ‘.jpg’ images or ‘.txt’ files.
  • Hackers reportedly targeted trading forums, at least 130 trader devices infected; financial losses unknown.
  • Group-IB reported the vulnerability to WinRAR-maker Rarlab; patched version of WinRAR released on August 2.
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