The researcher MalwareHunterTeam has found a new malware that targets Discord users by modifying the Windows Discord client into a backdoor and information-stealing Trojan. Discord is a group chat and voice communication app that is popular among people who play video games online together.
The malware could also allow an attacker to steal a victim’s password, personal information and other sensitive data. After sending the information, the malware will open a backdoor that would allow an attacker to send other commands to perform malicious activities such as executing commands or potentially installing other malware.
To verify that users do not have this malware, it is recommended to completely remove the Discord client for Windows and reinstall it using new downloads on the Discord website. Discord has released a new version that addresses and removes the altered files.