Security researchers: hackers attack by using malware to infect hacking tools

According to U.Today, Cybereason security researcher Amit Serper recently discovered a new malware campaign in which hacking organizations target other hackers by infecting popular hacking tools. Such activity is said to have lasted for one year, although it has only recently been discovered. It also seems to be targeting some existing hacking tools, many of which are designed to filter data from various databases by abusing product key generators and the like. According to Serper, these tools are being infected by powerful remote access Trojan horses. Once someone opens them, the hacker has full access to the targeted hacker's device. Serper added that hackers are looking for victims in their own networks and they are actively trying to infect as many others as possible by posting repackaged tools on various hacking forums.