New macOS malware steals your cookies to swipe your cryptocurrency

Security researchers from Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 have identified a new cryptocurrency stealing malware. What has been dubbed as “CookieMiner,” specifically targets Mac users and the cookies related to their logon credentials for cryptocurrency exchanges like Coinbase, Binance, Poloniex, Bittrex, Bitstamp, and MyEtherWallet. There be gold in them cookies The new malware was uncovered after examining the infamous OSX.DarthMiner which surfaced late last year. “It sparked our interest as it was a new variant with additional functionality,” Jen Miller-Osborn, deputy director of threat intelligence at Unit 42, told Hard Fork. It also attempts to steal passwords saved in Chrome,…

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