Threat Database Malware Titan Stealer

Titan Stealer

A new harmful threat, known as the Titan Stealer, has been discovered by security researchers. The Titan Stealer is written in the Go programming language and is being advertised by cybercriminals on their Telegram channel. The Titan Stealer is designed to collect several kinds of data from Windows computers, including passwords and usernames from Web browsers and cryptocurrency wallets, FTP client data, screenshots, system information and any files it can access. The first information about this particular malware threat was published by the cybersecurity researcher Will Thomas (@BushidoToken) in November 2022.

The Threatening Capabilities of the Titan Stealer

The Titan Stealer is threatening software that is used to collect sensitive data from victims' machines. The Titan Stealer employs a technique called process hollowing, which injects the harmful payload into the memory of the legitimate AppLaunch.exe process, which is part of the Microsoft.NET ClickOnce Launch Utility. The Titan Stealer targets major Web browsers, such as Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Yandex, Opera, Brave, Vivaldi, 7 Star Browser and the Iridium Browser.

The Titan Stealer also targets crypto-wallets, such as Armory, Atomic, Bytecoin, Coinomi, Edge Wallet, Ethereum, Exodus, Zcash and Guarda Jaxx Liberty. In addition, the Titan Stealer also can gather information about installed applications on the compromised machines and capture data associated with the Telegram desktop application. The collected data is then sent to a remote server in a Base64-encoded archive file for the attackers' use. The Titan Stealer also comes with a Web panel that allows the attackers to access the collected data. The Titan Stealer is offered to its customers as a builder, allowing them to tweak the binary of the threat to match their particular threatening purposes and the exact information type they would like to obtain.

Cybercriminals Turn to the Golang for Infostealer Malware

Threat actors have been observed using Golang, a programming language developed by Google, to create their information stealer malware. Go is known for its simplicity, efficiency, and performance, making it an ideal choice for attackers looking to create cross-platform malware that can be executed on multiple operating systems, such as Windows, Linux and macOS. The Titan Stealer is an example of this trend.

The use of Golang also allows cybercriminals to create small binary files, which are more difficult to detect by security software. Additionally, the language's ease of use makes it easier for hackers to quickly develop their harmful code without having to spend too much time learning a complex language. For those looking to quickly deploy their malware, this is an attractive option.


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