OSX.GMERA

Short bio

OSX.GMERA is Malwarebytes’ detection name for an information stealer targeting macOS systems.

Symptoms

Users may have tried to download the legitimate Stockfolio trading app but in reality got OSX.GMERA.

stockfolio

The difference is invisible at the surface

Type and source of infection

OSX.GMERA collects a wide variety of information from the system and exfiltrates it. Among the data collected are files in the user’s Documents folder and on the desktop, applications in the Applications folder, and screenshots taken from the system.

OSX.GMERA landed on the affected systems as altered copies of the original and legitimate trading app Stockfolio.

Aftermath

Depending on the stolen information the presence of OSX.GMERA can have serious ramifications for the user.

Protection

Malwarebytes for Mac detects and removes OSX.GMERA.

Remediation

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”.

Traces/IOCs

Files

Trial_Stockfoli.zip
Stockfoli.app

URL

http://owpqkszz.info/link.php

IP

193.37.212.176

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