PRAGUE, June 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Avast (LSE: AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy, has discovered an online community of minors constructing, exchanging and spreading malware, including ransomware and a mix of information stealers and cryptominers. The group lures young users by advertising access to different malware builders and tool kits that allow laypeople to construct malware easily. In some cases, people have to buy access to the malware builder tool in order to join the group, and in others, they can become group members where they are offered the tool for a nominal fee of 5 to 25 Euros.
- The group lures young users by advertising access to different malware builders and tool kits that allow laypeople to construct malware easily.
- The prices of the malware builder tools differ depending on the type of tool and duration of access to the tool.
- The types of malware exchanged among teens targets both minors and adults and have options that include password and private information stealing, cryptomining, and even ransomware.
- Avast has created detections protecting users from the samples spreading on the servers and reached out to Discord to inform them about these groups.