It’s no wonder that cybercriminals continue to target the popular online game Roblox with a variety of frauds and hacks, given its almost 50 million active players.
The new Roblox trojan infects your computer with a serious invasion
Cybercriminals have started using Synapse X to install a self-executing application that installs library files into the Windows system folder on Windows PCs. This has the potential to break apps, corrupt or erase data, and even relay data back to the hackers who perpetrated the attack.
A trojan file was detected concealed inside the genuine Synapse X scripting tool, which is used to inject exploits or cheat codes into Roblox, according to Avanan researchers.
Avanan researchers first found the trojan file used in the latest round of Roblox attacks inside a customer’s OneDrive. While the customer could have uploaded it to their cloud storage by mistake, the cloud email and collaboration security company scanned the file and labeled it as malicious.
From here, the trojan installs library files (DLL) into the victim’s Windows system folder and this malicious code can be perpetually referenced by Windows and remain running.
The specific version of Synapse X used in these attacks against Roblox users drops three files on a victim’s system with one of them being a backdoor trojan.
In addition to being able to break applications and listen to files, these attacks are particularly concerning due to the fact that Roblox is mainly played by children. As a result, the trojan can easily be installed on a personal computer which may not even have antivirus software installed. However, there’s also a corporate risk, since employees working from home may let their children play Roblox on their business laptops.
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