The Packet Sniffer feature in malware allows attackers to capture and analyze network traffic passing through the compromised system. This capability gives them a window into the data that is being sent and received, which can include sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and confidential documents. By scrutinizing the data packets, attackers can glean insights into the target's activities, network configurations, and communication with other systems. This feature is particularly useful for man-in-the-middle attacks, where the attacker intercepts and possibly alters communication between two parties without their knowledge. Additionally, packet sniffing can facilitate lateral movement within a network by revealing credentials or identifying poorly secured systems. Some advanced packet sniffers can even decode encrypted traffic, further escalating the potential risk.

Categories Credentials, Eavesdropping, Exfiltration
Dangerousness High

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