New Infostealer Malware Realst Poses Threat to Windows and macOS Systems
SlowMist has issued a warning regarding a new infostealer malware called Realst , which poses a significant threat to both Windows and macOS operating systems. This malware specifically targets Apple macOS systems, including the upcoming macOS 14 Sonoma  .
Realst is distributed through fake blockchain games hosted on malicious websites and has the capability to steal cryptocurrency wallets and browser data. It focuses on attacking devices running Sonoma and is distributed through deceptive online platforms that trick users into unknowingly downloading it. Once infiltrated , Realst’s primary objectives are to steal cryptocurrency assets and extract sensitive information from victims .
The attack begins with threat actors approaching victims through social media , convincing them to test a game , and then stealing their cryptocurrency and sensitive information  . Realst targets popular web browsers like Firefox , Chrome  , Opera , Brave , and Vivaldi , but interestingly, it does not affect Safari. Additionally, Realst can gather data from the Telegram messaging app and capture screenshots.
SlowMist recommends implementing security best practices , such as keeping operating systems up-to-date and using reputable antivirus software , to safeguard against Realst and similar threats . The emergence of Realst highlights the ongoing efforts of cybercriminals to exploit vulnerabilities in digital ecosystems , emphasizing the importance of staying informed and practicing sound cybersecurity practices .
The Realst malware presents a significant risk to both Windows and macOS systems, particularly those running Sonoma. It demonstrates the continuous efforts of cybercriminals to exploit vulnerabilities in digital ecosystems . To mitigate this threat, it is crucial to stay informed about emerging malware and to implement security best practices, such as keeping operating systems up-to-date and using reputable antivirus software . By practicing sound cybersecurity measures, users can protect their cryptocurrency assets and sensitive information from being stolen.
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