A new malware family known as Realst has become the latest to attack Apple macOS devices, with one-third of the variants already built to infect macOS 14 Sonoma, the operating system’s impending major version.
The malware, written in the Rust programming language, is spread as phoney blockchain games and is capable of “emptying crypto wallets and stealing stored password and browser data” from both Windows and macOS PCs. Security researcher iamdeadlyz spotted Realst in the wild for the first time.
“Realst Infostealer is distributed via malicious websites advertising fake blockchain games with names such as Brawl Earth, WildWorld, Dawnland, Destruction, Evolion, Pearl, Olymp of Reptiles, and SaintLegend,” SentinelOne security researcher Phil Stokes wrote in a report read more Rustbased Realst Infostealer Targeting Apple macOS Users’ Cryptocurrency Wallets.
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