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Kaspersky Report Shows Hackers Preying on Bitcoin and Exodus Wallets

The rise of cybersecurity incidents has compelled key industry players to examine factors contributing to the attack. A review of the multiple security incidents demonstrated that the hackers are using unusual creativity to create the macOS malware that corrupts systems on Intel and Apple devices.

A report from the prominent cybersecurity firm Kaspersky demonstrated that the hackers have shifted their focus to launch macOS malware on Apple devices.

Kaspersky Urges Customers to Avoid Downloading Fake Links

Kaspersky urged Apple users to be hypervigilant when using the device since the attackers are targeting open platforms on the device.

Also, Kaspersky noted that the hackers launched a new macOS exploit targeting the operating system of the latest version of the Apple smartphone. Kaspersky report illustrated that the hackers are using the macOS exploit to lure the customers to their dubious scheme.

The report warned Apple users to avoid downloading any suspicious links on the platform. In the latter, the security team noted that the compromised macOS links aimed at compromising the Bitcoin and Exodus wallets.

According to the report Kaspersky noted that macOS differs from other malware since they are spread through pirated applications. Compared to ordinary malware the macOS focuses only on compromising the wallet applications.

The Kaspersky outlines the unique characteristics of the crypto trojan including the DNS capability that generates the malicious Python scripts. The macOS malware has massive capabilities that could lead to the replacement of the wallet application with a corrupt version of the app.

Kaspersky Notes Unusual Creativity in Hacking

Kaspersky noted that the hackers developing the macOS are more innovative since this malware enables the attackers to steal the secret phrases for digital wallets. The report demonstrated that the hackers creating the macOS malware leveraged the power of advanced technologies  to compromise the latest version of the Apple operating system.

Currently, the hackers are targeting macOS version 13.6 on either Intel or Apple devices. A statement from the lead security researcher at Kaspersky Sergey Puzan revealed that the hackers have portrayed their unusual creativity to conceal the Python script on the DNS server.

The executive lamented that the hackers leverage their vast experiences to  increase the level of stealth on the malware causing network congestion. He encourages Apple and Intel users to be careful when using the devices.

Puzan advised macOS users to avoid downloading suspicious sites and safeguard their confidential information including the crypto wallet details using trusted cyber security solutions.

Customers Advised to Install Anti-malware Software 

In a subsequent post, the chief executive of Exodus Wallet JP Richardson admitted that the hackers have been preying to exploit the prominent wallets including MetaMask, and Coinbase among others. Based on the severity of the reported security breaches the Exodus team portrayed their unwavering commitment to protecting their esteemed customers.

The CEO confessed that the Exodus has invested heavily in ensuring the customers’ assets are safe and secure. In his statement, Richardson outlined the security measures undertaken by Exodus to protect the customers from exploitative practices.

Firstly the CEO acknowledged that the engineers regularly conduct comprehensive code audits to identify potential security threats. During the code audits, the Exodus team involves internal and external security experts to ensure that the systems are safe from threats.

Even though the Exodus team has focused more on strengthening customers’ security, the CEO confessed that the company plans to invest in adding extra security layers. The executive lamented that despite the efforts made to boost the security of the wallet the hackers are advancing their skills to launch malware using social engineering attacks. This attack has exposed innocent people to the loss of confidential data and finances.

In support of Richardson’s remarks, Kaspersky advised the crypto investors to update their computer operating systems regularly and prioritize installing an anti-malware software. The Kaspersky urged customers to only download applications from the official website including the Apple App Store.

Lately, the hackers have intensified their hacking activities to steal from crypto investors. A few months ago the attackers launched fake airdrops and scams to steal $4 million from the Solana users. Before this incident over $35 million was drained from the Atomic wallets by the notorious illicit group in North Korean Lazurus.

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