OSX.ElectrumStealer is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a Trojan aimed at stealing cryptocurrency from systems running MacOS.
Victims may have seen and followed this, or a similar, fake prompt about a required update.
OSX.ElectrumStealer is a trojanized Electrum Wallet that tries to steal cryptocurrencies from the infected systems.
OSX.ElectrumStealer is spread sending an error message in the form of a prompt for a “required update” to the nodes connected to the threat actors server(s) on the Electrum network.
Malwarebytes for Mac detects and removes OSX.ElectrumStealer
Malwarebytes for Mac will detect and remove the components of this malware.
Download and install the latest version of Malwarebytes for Mac.
Click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan.
If threats are detected during the scan, a count of detected threats is displayed. More detailed threat information is displayed after the scan completes.
Click “Confirm” to move the detected threats to Quarantaine.
If a restart is required to complete remediation of threats detected during a scan, you will be notified. When a restart is required, please remember to save all work before clicking “Restart”.