Agent Tesla is not a new threat and 2 years ago it was spreading through Word documents. In fact, it is a Remote Access Trojan (RAT) malware that comes with a keylogger.
That means that once it gets on your system it starts stealing your credentials from your device. According to the analysis platform Any. Run, Agent Tesla is now in second place in the top 10 threats.
How can Agent Tesla steal passwords from your Windows 10?
Now, Agent Tesla has more modules adapted to steal your login data from multiple applications like most browsers, e-mail clients like Outlook, and VPN software which are very popular nowadays.
What software is affected by the new versions of Agent Tesla?
Unfortunately, the list of affected software on your PC is too long to be displayed here but we extracted some of the most important names from the SentinelOne’s report:
Google Chrome, Microsoft IE & Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, UCBrowser, OpenVPN, Opera Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, SmartFTP
The most alarming fact is that this RAT is available to buy on the black market like any other software so anybody can use it for a small amount of money.
Moreover, this kind of malware is also oftentimes cracked and released for free so it can spread like a pandemic within wrongdoers.
What can I do to protect myself from Agent Tesla?
To stay safe, keep your eyes open, don’t open any unsolicited e-mails, and don’t click on any suspicious links. Also, most important of all, make sure you install a potent antivirus solution.