Kaspersky discovered a new macOS malware targeting crypto stored in digital wallets.
The malware replaces bitcoin legitimate wallet applications with infected versions.
Mac users are warned to download apps from official stores and implement security measures.
In a recent discovery, cybersecurity researchers at Kaspersky have identified a new strain of macOS malware specifically designed to target crypto stored in digital wallets on Apple devices.
According to Kaspersky, this crypto trojan stands out for two distinct reasons. Firstly, it employs DNS records as a means to deliver its malicious Python script. Secondly, it diverges from the conventional approach of merely stealing from crypto wallets; instead, it replaces a wallet application with its infected version. The report noted that this tactic enables the Trojan to extract the secret phrase required to access the crypto stored in the wallets.
Specifically, the malware targets macOS versions 13.6 and above, spanning both Intel and Apple Silicon devices. Kaspersky underscored that the focus category suggests a deliberate priority for users of newer operating systems.
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