Alert: New Stealthy “RustDoor” Backdoor Targeting Apple macOS Devices

Apple macOS users have recently been the target of a stealthy new backdoor, codenamed “RustDoor” by the IT security company, Bitdefender. Operating under the radar since November 2023, RustDoor has cleverly been impersonating an update for Microsoft Visual Studio, thereby infiltrating both Intel and Arm architectures. While the exact initial access pathway utilized to propagate this implant remains unknown, the presence of RustDoor on the macOS platform signifies a potential vulnerability in Apple’s security infrastructure. Apple Inc., alongside Microsoft whose Visual Studio software has been mimicked in this scheme, are consequently potential victims of this intrusive backdoor hack.

Published: Sat, 10 Feb 2024 12:42:00 +0530