On July 26, using the internal automated system for monitoring open-source repositories, Kaspersky researchers identified a malicious campaign dubbed LofyLife.
The campaign employed four malicious packages spreading Volt Stealer and Lofy Stealer malware in the open-source npm repository to gather various information from victims, including Discord tokens and credit card information, and to spy on them over time.
Volt Stealer was used to steal Discord tokens from the infected machines along with the victim’s IP address, and upload them via HTTP.
The Lofy Stealer, a new development from the attackers, is able to infect Discord client files and monitor the victim’s actions – detecting when a user logs in, changes email or password details, enables or disables multi-factor authentication and adds new payment methods, including full credit card details.
Collected information is also uploaded to the remote endpoint.
“Developers rely heavily on open-source code repositories – they use them to make IT-solution developments faster and more efficient, and significantly contribute to the development of the IT industry as a whole,” comments Leonid Bezvershenko, security researcher at Kaspersky’s Global Research and Analysis Team.
“As the LofyLife campaign shows, however, even reputable repositories cannot be trusted by default – all code, including open-source code, that a developer injects into his products becomes their own responsibility. We’ve added detections of this malware to our products, so users who run our solutions will be able to identify whether they have been infected and remove the malware.”