Cybercriminals are using a new malware targeting Macs and the Chrome browser designed to steal all the information necessary to break into cryptocurrency exchanges and their victim’s digital wallets.
This malware, an offshoot of OSX.DarthMiner, has a wide range of abilities, reported Palo Alto’s Unit 42. These skills include the ability to steal browser cookies associated with currency exchanges and digital wallet services, passwords, usernames and credit card information saved in Chrome and iPhone text messages from iTunes backups on the tethered Mac.
“By leveraging the combination of stolen login credentials, web cookies, and SMS data, based on past attacks like this, we believe the bad actors could bypass multi-factor authentication for these sites,” the Unit 42 report said, adding much of this is accomplished by abusing the legitimate extraction and decryption capabilities built into Chrome by the Google Chromium project.
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