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Researchers at cybersecurity company ESET have identified malware masquerading as cryptocurrency trading applications and distributed among macOS users.
|“So far, it has not been possible to determine exactly how these trojanized applications are distributed. Probably, social engineering methods are applied to the victims: on the fake sites there is a download button with a link to the ZIP archive, which contains the trojanized application, ”the ESET press service said.|
After installing the applications, hackers gained access to user systems, personal data, location information, cryptocurrency wallets and take screenshots.
Last year, Trend Micro researchers wrote about GMERA . Then the trojan spread under the guise of an application for investment in the stock market Stockfolio.
ESET analyzed the operation of fraudulent applications using one of them, Licatrade. Apple revoked the certificate issued by Licatrade earlier, on the same day that the specialists reported the problem.
Recall that in April, ESET specialists discovered a botnet for mining Monero, which infected at least 35 thousand devices.