Password-stealing ‘Adwind’ malware surges across the world in new spam campaign

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A remote access tool (RAT) known as Adwind which has the ability to steal passwords, collect keystrokes and covertly record audio using an infected device’s microphone, is currently surging through multiple countries in a fresh spam campaign, experts have warned. In January this year, the malware had been recorded 5,286 times, however less than six months later, with the last count in June, it had spiked by 107% to 117,649 detections.

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