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A new malware family called Realst has become the latest to target Apple macOS systems, with a third of the samples already designed to infect macOS 14 Sonoma, the upcoming major release of the operating system.

Written in the Rust programming language, the malware is distributed in the form of bogus blockchain games and is capable of “emptying crypto wallets and stealing stored password and browser data” from both Windows and macOS machines. Realst was first discovered in the wild by security researcher iamdeadlyz.

“Realst Infostealer is distributed via malicious websites advertising fake blockchain games with names such as Brawl Earth, WildWorld, Dawnland, Destruction, Evolion, Pearl, Olymp of Reptiles, and SaintLegend,” SentinelOne security researcher Phil Stokes said in a report. “Each version of the fake blockchain game is hosted on its own website complete with associated Twitter and Discord accounts.”

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