New AxLocker ransomware encrypts files, then steals your Discord account

Bill Toulas reports:

The new ‘AXLocker’ ransomware family is not only encrypting victims’ files and demanding a ransom payment but also stealing the Discord accounts of infected users.

When a user logs into Discord with their credentials, the platform sends back a user authentication token saved on the computer. This token can then be used to log in as the user or to issue API requests that retrieve information about the associated account.


As Discord has become the community of choice for NFT platforms and cryptocurrency groups, stealing a moderator token or other verified community member could allow threat actors to conduct scams and steal funds.

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