Apple macs are under cyber-siege

Jul 27 2023

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Today’s hottest cyber security stories:

  • ???? macOS attack! Apple macs are under cyber-siege! Protect yo’ self, yo ????️

  • ☭ North Korean state-backed hackers left with egg ???? on face following OPSEC blunder ????????

  • ???? Rust-based ‘Realst’ infostealer targets macOS users' crypto wallets ????

Hackers make the macOSa nostra an offer they can’t refuse ????

???? Mac Security Alert! Rising Threats to macOS ????

???? As the number of macOS users grows, hackers are increasingly targeting Apple's operating system, putting users at risk! ????

???? Macs Aren't Immune! ????

Contrary to popular belief, Mac devices are not invulnerable to hacking and malware. Hackers are getting more inventive, and recent attacks like "Geacon" Cobalt Strike tool have wreaked havoc. Data theft, device control, and privacy breaches threaten Mac users.

????️‍♀️ Malware on the Prowl! ????️‍♂️

MacStealer, CloudMensis, and JockerSpy are among the dangerous malware attacking macOS. They steal sensitive data, access personal information, and compromise security through emails and deceptive websites. ????

???? Global Threats! ????

Even state-sponsored hacking groups like North Korea's Lazarus Group have their eyes on Apple Macs. It's a wake-up call for those who thought they were safe from attacks! ⚠️

???? Mac Security Survey 2023 ????

Moonlock's team, dedicated to Mac cybersecurity, conducted a survey to understand user awareness and behaviour. The results are shocking! ????

???? Cybersecurity Myths Persist ????

Many Mac users still underestimate the risks, believing malware doesn't exist on macOS. But attacks are real and dangerous!

???? Awareness vs. Risky Behaviour ????

Over 50% of respondents have experienced hacking, fraud, or malware incidents. Shockingly, 22% use the same password for multiple accounts, and 31% skip software updates! ????

⚠️ Time to Strengthen Mac Security! ⚠️

With macOS under attack, it's crucial to stay vigilant and take cybersecurity seriously. Let's protect our beloved Macs from these ever-growing threats! ????

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Uh-oh! Time for a Korea change? ????

???? North Korean Hackers Exposed: JumpCloud Breach Unveiled! ????️‍♂️????

The Reconnaissance General Bureau (RGB) of North Korea has been linked to the recent JumpCloud hack, all thanks to an operational security (OPSEC) mistake that revealed their true IP address. ????

???? Mandiant, Google-owned threat intelligence firm, identified the threat actor as UNC4899, which has connections with Jade Sleet and TraderTraitor groups, known for targeting blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. UNC4899 also overlaps with APT43, a hacking crew from DPRK involved in intelligence gathering and cryptocurrency theft.

��️‍♀️ Modus Operandi Revealed ????️‍♂️

The attackers used Operational Relay Boxes (ORBs) with L2TP IPsec tunnels and commercial VPN providers to disguise their origins. However, an oversight led to the exposure of their 175.45.178[.]0/24 subnet during the breach.

???? Date of Attack ????

The intrusion occurred on June 22, 2023, through a sophisticated spear-phishing campaign. This allowed the hackers to breach less than five customers and fewer than ten systems in a software supply chain attack.

Stay vigilant against such threats! ????????

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MacOS users, it’s time to get ‘Realstic’ ???? Or not…

???? New Realst Malware Targets macOS: Protect Your Crypto! ????????️

Attention macOS users! A dangerous new malware family, Realst, is on the prowl, specifically targeting Apple systems, including the upcoming macOS 14 Sonoma. ???? So-No!

???? Notable Targets ????

Realst targets popular web browsers like Brave, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and Vivaldi. However, Apple Safari remains an exception. The malware can also snoop on Telegram and take screenshots.

???? How it Works ????

Written in Rust programming language, Realst disguises itself as fake blockchain games like Brawl Earth, WildWorld, and more. Once installed, it can "empty crypto wallets and steal stored passwords and browser data" on both Windows and macOS devices. ????

???? The Modus Operandi ????

Realst Infostealer spreads through malicious websites promoting these phoney games. Cybercriminals even use direct messages on social media, tricking users into testing the games for "paid collaborations." But beware, it's a trap! ????

Once executed, the malware wreaks havoc on your crypto wallets and sensitive information ????????????

????️ Top Tips:

  • Make sure to stay cautious while downloading games and apps. Only trust official sources, and be wary of unexpected messages offering paid collaborations.

  • Keep your security software up-to-date to safeguard against this growing threat.

  • Stay safe, cyber-squad, and protect your crypto assets! ????????

So long and thanks for reading all the phish!

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