Mac Malware Steals Cryptocurrency Exchanges’ Cookies

Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 recently discovered malware that we believe has been developed from OSX.DarthMiner, a malware known to target the Mac platform.

This malware is capable of stealing browser cookies associated with mainstream cryptocurrency exchanges and wallet service websites visited by the victims, stealing saved passwords in Chrome and seeks to steal iPhone text messages from iTunes backups on the tethered Mac.

Rootnik Android Trojan Abuses Commercial Rooting Tool and Steals Private Information

We recently analyzed a Trojan named “Rootnik” which uses a customized commercial root tool named “Root Assistant” to gain root access on Android devices. By reverse engineering and repackaging this tool, the creators of Rootnik successfully stole at least five exploits that give them root access to Android devices that are running Android 4.3 and