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DarkGate malware spreads through compromised Skype accounts

DarkGate malware attacks on targets have utilized compromised Skype accounts, pushing their payload via Microsoft Teams in organizations that accept messages from external users. The malware was marketed on hacker forums, and has seen a rise in usage since the disruption of the Qakbot botnet. The malware offers capabilities such as bypassing Windows Defender and stealing browser history, suggesting a growing influence of malware-as-a-service operations in cybercrime.

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