AnarchyGrabber hack steals Discord tokens, IDs and passwords

There’s a new trojan version of AnarchyGrabber that steals chatting app Discord passwords and tokens and disables the victim’s two-factor authentication. The malware also compromises accounts on other sites.

Trojan viruses are malicious malware that, despite their innocent appearance, slow your computer, steal user accounts and can cause other significant computer issues. This third version of AnarchyGrabber stalls your computer within minutes and evades detection by modifying client files.

Bleeping Computer reported, “earlier this week, a threat actor released a modified AnarchyGrabber trojan that contains new and powerful features.”

Malicious actors download AnarchyGrabber for free from hacker forums and YouTube videos that explain how to steal Discord user tokens. They distribute the malware on Discord, presenting it as a hacking tool, game cheat or copyrighted software. Once installed, the malware corrupts the user’s Discord JavaScript files, subsequently taking over the site.

You can check whether you’ve been hacked through the following two steps:

First, use Notepad to open Discord's index.js file in %AppData%\Discord\[version]\modules\discord_desktop_core. Second, check for the following code: “module.exports = require('./core.asar')”. If you’re unfortunate enough to have that, you’ve been hacked.

What now? guides you through two options to delete AnarchyGrabber. It urges you to act the moment you suspect your system has been infected.

Josh Ross, IT enthusiast, told IT Pro: “If you do not care about your files, programs or any other work that you may have on your PC, I would recommend doing a full clean reinstall of your Windows, and you are good to go.

"A more complicated way would be a thorough cleanup of your PC. I recommend installing some form of Adblock on your PC just to get rid of ad-spread malware and trojans.”

Avoid AnarchyGrabber by ignoring emails that come with subject lines such as “Urgent”, “Act Now” or “Best Price.” Also disregard attachments from spurious or unknown email senders.

Dr. Leah Zitter is a recognized Tech writer and researcher who's interviewed, investigated and serviced companies and individuals in  more than 60 countries and Space (ISS).