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Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange Falls Victim to JokerSpy macOS Backdoor Attack

June 26, 2023

An unknown cryptocurrency exchange located in Japan was the target of a new attack earlier this month to deploy an Apple macOS backdoor called JokerSpy.

Elastic Security Labs, which is monitoring the intrusion set under the name REF9134, said the attack led to the installation of Swiftbelt, a Swift-based enumeration tool inspired by an open-source utility called SeatBelt.

JokerSky was first documented by Bitdefender last week, describing it as a sophisticated toolkit designed to breach macOS machines.

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