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macOS Malware Exploits Blockchain Engineers: Analysis Reveals Insights

Cybersecurity researchers at Elastic Security Labs have discovered a new macOS malware named REF7001, supposedly linked to North Korea and specifically targeting cryptocurrency exchange blockchain engineers. Hackers persuaded an individual to download a ZIP file containing a malicious payload from a Discord channel. Staged attack stages in the malware exploit custom and open-source tools, aligned with tactics typically deployed by North Korea’s notorious Lazarus Group. Experts emphasise the importance of proactive security measures and vigilance in the cryptocurrency and blockchain fields.

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