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Mac “CookieMiner” Malware Aims to Gobble Crypto Funds

Researchers with Palo Alto Networks have discovered a sophisticated new strand of Mac malware that uses a combination of techniques to steal cryptocurrency from online wallets or exchange accounts.

The malware, dubbed CookieMiner, can steal browser cookies for popular cryptocurrency exchanges, passwords saved in Google Chrome and iPhone text messages stored in iTunes backups. The information obtained through these techniques, can enable threat actors to access and plunder user accounts for cryptocurrency exchanges and wallet services, while bypassing SMS verification.

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