A popular malware scheme and pay-per-install services. [Research Saturday]
Guest Michael DeBolt from Intel 471 joins Dave Bittner on this episode to discuss one of the most popular commodity malware loaders on the underground – PrivateLoader. The blog provides an analysis of campaigns since May 2021, full details on a Pay-per-install (PPI) malware service, the methods operators employ to obtain “installs,” and insights on the malware families the service delivers.
On Intel 471’s blog, it shows the breakdown of how the PrivateLoader download is delivered and how it works. The blog states “Visitors are lured into clicking a “Download Crack” or “Download Now” button to obtain an allegedly cracked version of the software.” Michael explains more about this popular commodity malware loader.
The research can be found here: