Following the development of MacStealer and the infamous Lockbit ransomware versions for Mac, comes another malware threat for Apple fans.
Cyble security researchers caveat Cybercriminals have developed a new malware threat that can steal sensitive data from infected Mac computers.
Dubbed ‘Atomic Stealer’ by the researchers, the malware can steal various information from infected Macs.
- keychain password
- System information
- Files in Desktop and Documents folders
- computer password
- Web browser autofill, passwords, cookies and payment card information
Additionally, the Cyble team stated that the Atomic Stealer could “target cryptocurrency wallets such as Electrum, Binance, Exodus, Atomic and Coinomi.”
Clearly, any information that could lead to a compromise of an investor’s cryptocurrency wallet could lead to significant financial losses.
The group behind Atomic Stealer promotes the malware’s capabilities on its Telegram channel and sells access to a suite of web-based features, including command-and-control dashboards and tools for infected devices, for $1000 per month. . Brute force access to the popular MetaMask cryptocurrency wallet.
Mac users are advised to always be careful where they get their software and avoid pirated software and cracks. In general, downloading from her website of a reputable software developer or using his official Mac App Store is the safer choice.
Atomic Stealer is one of the latest examples of malware written using Golang (Go). increasingly popular It’s prominent among financially motivated cybercriminals, especially those who want to easily use the same code to build threats for Windows, macOS, and Linux.
For more information, please visit Technical blog post by Cyble.