Riding the hype for new Arc browser. [Rsearch Saturday]

CyberWire Daily

Jun 8 2024 • 27 mins

Jérôme Segura, Senior Director of Threat Intelligence at Malwarebytes, is discussing their work on "Threat actors ride the hype for newly released Arc browser." The Arc browser, newly released for Windows, has quickly garnered positive reviews but has also attracted cybercriminals who are using deceptive Google search ads to distribute malware disguised as the browser. These malicious campaigns exploit the hype around Arc, using techniques like embedding malware in image files and utilizing the MEGA cloud platform for command and control, highlighting the need for caution with sponsored search results and the effectiveness of Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) systems. The research can be found here: Threat actors ride the hype for newly released Arc browser Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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