A new malware has been identified by cybersecurity company Guardz. The malware 'ShadowVault' is capable of stealing sensitive data from macOS-based devices, posing a significant threat to businesses and individuals alike.

Information stealing malware has long targeted Microsoft Windows devices, while macOS has been considered a more secure operating system. As a result, cyber threat actors tended to develop malware, info-stealers and other harmful tools for Windows, as this offered them a more scalable opportunity. 

Research first identified the ‘ShadowVault’ info-stealer in the underground XSS forum in June 2023. Researchers gained access to the forum where ShadowVault was being shared for rent. The malicious software is designed to secretly collect sensitive information like login credentials, financial information, personal identification details, cryptocurrency wallet seed phrases and more, with the potential to wreak havoc on systems and disrupt operations.