Cookie Miner Mac Trojan – How to Remove It
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Cookie Miner Mac Trojan – How to Remove It

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What is Cookie Miner? How to remove Cookie Miner? How to stop Cookie Miner from mining cryptocurrencies on your Mac?

Cookie Miner is a cryptocurrency miner Trojan that infects your Mac and begins to steal information, track your activity and mine for crypto. The mining processes may slow down your Mac and make it even stutter and freeze and if Cookie Miner remains for longer periods of time on your Mac it may even cause harm to it’s CPU (Processor) and GPU (graphics card), which can break it down. Read this article to learn how to remove Cookie Miner from your Mac.

Threat Summary

NameCookie Miner
TypeMiner Trojan for Mac OS
Short DescriptionAims to slither on your Mac silently and perform Trojan and Cryptocurrency Mining activities.
SymptomsYour Mac may slow down significantly and you may start to see several different unfamiliar processes running in the background.
Distribution MethodVia suspicious downloads, virus URLs or malicious e-mail spam.
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Cookie Miner – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?

CookieMiner is malware which aims to steal the private data of users and open a backdoor on the infected Macs after which downloads and also runs a cryptocurrency miner.

It can infect your computer via the following methods;

  • If you have opened a virus file being attached to an e-mail, where it pretends to be legitimate document.
  • If you have downloaded the virus file online, where it pretends to be an app or some other program.
  • If you have been redirected to a virus infection URL as a result of visiting a low-reputation site or having adware on your Mac.

Either way, once it has been installed on your computer, the Cookie Miner may begin to perform the following activities:

  • Obtain your cookies information from Chrome and Safari.
  • Obtain Usernames and Passwords saved on your web browsers.
  • Steal your financial data (Credit card information).
  • Obtain messages from your iPhone and other call log data that was backed up in your iTunes.
  • Download and install other viruses via the backdoor.
  • Run the cryptocurrency miner program.

Cookie Miner has the capability of stealing data from the following credit cards:

  • Visa.
  • AMEX.
  • Mastercard.
  • Discover.

For remote control, Cookie Miner virus will download EmPyre, which is a control tool for Mac, that can tap into your camera, microphone and relay screenshots from your desktop and send them to the hackers as CheckPoint researchers report.

The crypto miner program of Cookie Miner may connect to a coin mining pool and it’s main goal is to connect your Mac to a cryptocurrency mining pool. This pool of infected computers aims to generate BitCoin or other anonymous cryptocurrencies by using their resources. So without you even noticing, the crooks make money by overusing your Mac silently. The only thing giving it away is that your Mac becomes significantly slower.

Remove Cookie Miner Trojan from Your Mac

In order to remove this malware from your Mac, we strongly suggest that you read the instructions in this article. They have been made with the sole purpose to help you delete this virus from your Mac effectively step by step. For maximum effectiveness, we strongly advise that you download and run a scan of your Mac with a professional malware cleaner for mac. Such software aims to automatically detect all objects on your Mac and erase them thoroughly.

Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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