Security personnel: watch out for "raccoon" malware using a large number of browsers to steal data and cryptocurrencies

Security personnel have discovered that malware called "Raccoon" can use a large number of browsers to steal user data and cryptocurrencies. The cost of using the software is not low, but it is popular with cybercriminals because it can target at least 60 applications, many of which are browsers we use today. The software was first discovered by researchers in cybersecurity company Cybereason in 2019. According to security company Cyberark, raccoons are generally spread through phishing campaigns and the use of toolkits. Fraudulent emails sent to potential victims contain attachments to Microsoft Office documents with malicious macros, and these attack packages are usually hosted on websites.