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A crimeware-related threat actor known as Haskers Gang has released an information-stealing malware called ZingoStealer for free on, allowing other criminal groups to leverage the tool for nefarious purposes.

“It features the ability to steal sensitive information from victims and can download additional malware to infected systems,” Cisco Talos researchers Edmund Brumaghin and Vanja Svajcer said in a report shared with The Hacker News.

“In many cases, this includes the RedLine Stealer and an XMRig-based cryptocurrency mining malware that is internally referred to as ‘ZingoMiner.'”

But in an interesting twist, the criminal group announced on Thursday that the ownership of the ZingoStealer project is changing hands to a new threat actor, in addition to offering to sell the source code for a negotiable price of $500.

Since its inception last month, ZingoStealer is said to be undergoing consistent development and deployed specifically against Russian-speaking victims by packaging it as game cheats and pirated software. Haskers Gang is known to be active since at least January 2020.

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