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New Malware Targets Macs and Linux

Researchers discovered a new malware that targets Mac and Linux devices, specifically those systems at biomedical research facilities. The malware establishes a backdoor to grab screen shots and achieve webcam access, according to reports. The software also the capability to record machine uptime, monitor other connected devices, simulate key and mouse movements and download other … More

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Mac Users Targeted by Windows-Style Malware

Cybercriminals are now leveraging attack methods typically used against Windows users to target Mac devices. Researchers discovered a new Mac malware that uses attack techniques typically leveraged against Windows, including leveraging malicious macros in Microsoft Word. The malicious Word document is configured to enable macros that check to ensure security measures are not in place, … More

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Russian Hackers Behind New Mac Malware Campaign

The Russian state-sponsored hacker group known as APT28, or Fancy Bear, has reportedly launched a new malware campaign targeting Mac users. Researchers claim APT28 is targeting Mac OS X devices to steal users’ passwords, take screenshots and extract iPhone backup and software configuration data. The Russian intelligence-backed group stands accused of hacking the U.S. Democratic … More

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New Mac Malware Strain Spreads Via Torrents

A new Mac OS X ransomware strain, dubbed “Patcher,” leverages BitTorrent distribution sites to spread the malware to victims’ devices. The attackers rely on victims wishing to download patcher software from torrent sites to update their device or a specific software, according to reports. The attackers’ patcher is allegedly placed in a ZIP file that … More

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