New Rust-based MacOS Malware Spreading By Disguising As Visual Studio Update

A freshly discovered macOS malware, built on Rust, is circulating disguised as a Visual Studio update. Its purpose is to create a backdoor entry into compromised systems, utilizing infrastructure tied to the notorious ALPHV/BlackCat ransomware gang. This campaign, initiating the distribution of the backdoor, has been active since November 2023, continually disseminating updated versions of the malware. According to cybersecurity experts from Bitdefender, who have labeled it RustDoor, this malware is coded in Rust and is capable of operating on both Intel-based (x86_64) and ARM (Apple Silicon) architectures. Read more...

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