New Malware Siphons Cryptocurrency Wallets and Credentials, Credit Cards/


CookieMiner is a new malware strain capable of stealing and exfiltrating web browser cookies related to online wallet services and cryptocurrency exchange websites, as well as passwords, text messages, and credit card credentials.

The newly identified malware targets Mac devices and shares at least some of its code with the OSX.DarthMiner and OSX.LamePyre strains discovered by Malwarebytes during December 2018.

They all make use of the EmPyre backdoor for remote control and persistence purposes, a backdoor known to provide “cryptologically-secure communications and a flexible architecture” and to push arbitrary commands to the infected Macs post-exploitation according to Malwarebytes.

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