DarkGate Malware: The Uninvited Guest in Your Skype and Teams Chats


Published on Oct 14, 2023   —   3 min read

Instant messaging—the modern-day carrier pigeon. It's quick, it's convenient, and it's the perfect way for DarkGate malware to slide into your digital life like an unwelcome party crasher. But don't worry, we're not here to spread doom and gloom. We're here to dissect this cyber menace with the precision of a sushi chef and a dash of humor. So, grab your digital chopsticks, and let's dig in!

How DarkGate Slides into Your DMs

DarkGate malware is making waves by infiltrating instant messaging platforms like Skype and Microsoft Teams. The malware uses a Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) loader script disguised as a PDF document. Open the "PDF," and voila! You've just triggered the download and execution of an AutoIt script that launches the malware. It's like opening a Pandora's box, but instead of unleashing all the evils of the world, you get a nasty piece of code.

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