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New Fractureiser malware used CurseForge Minecraft mods to infect Windows, Linux
Hackers used the popular Minecraft modding platforms Bukkit and CurseForge to distribute a new 'Fractureiser' information-stealing malware through uploaded modifications and by injecting malicious code into existing projects.
According to multiple reports, the attack began when several CurseForge and Bukkit accounts were compromised and used to inject malicious code into plugins and mods, which were then adopted by popular modpacks such as 'Better Minecraft,' which has over 4.6 million downloads.
Notably, many of the impacted modpacks were compromised even though they were allegedly protected by two-factor authentication. At the same time, the updates were archived immediately to not appear in public but were nonetheless pushed to users via the API.