Threat Actors Use Telegram to Spread ‘Eternity’ Malware-as-a-Service

Cybercriminals are promoting a new, modular malware-as-a-service offering that allows would-be attackers to choose from a cornucopia of threats via a Telegram channel that to date has more than 500 subscribers, researchers have found. The new malware service, dubbed the Eternity Project by the threat actors behind it, allows cybercriminals to target potential victims with a customized threat offering based on individual modules they can buy for prices ranging from $90 to $490, researchers from security firm Cyble wrote in a blog post published Thursday. Eternity—which researchers discovered on a TOR website, where the malware-as-a-service also is for sale—demonstrates the “significant increase in cybercrime through Telegram channels and cybercrime forums,” researchers wrote in the post. This is likely because threat actors can sell their products without any regulation, they said. Each module is sold individually and has different functionality that researchers suspect is being repurposed from code in an existing Github repository, which project developers are then modifying and selling under a new name, according to Cyble. “Our analysis also indicated that the Jester Stealer could also be rebranded from this particular Github project which indicates some links between the two threat actors,” they wrote. Specific Modules and Functionality Threat actors are selling the Eternity Stealer for $260 as an annual subscription. The module steals passwords, cookies, credit cards…