Pierluigi Paganini May 30, 2024
Experts found a macOS version of the sophisticated LightSpy spyware

Researchers spotted a macOS version of the LightSpy surveillance framework that has been active in the wild since at least January 2024. Researchers from ThreatFabric discovered a macOS version of the LightSpy spyware that has been active in the wild since at least January 2024. ThreatFabric observed threat actors using two publicly available exploits (CVE-2018-4233, […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 01, 2024
Info stealer attacks target macOS users

Experts warn of info stealer malware, including Atomic Stealer, targeting Apple macOS users via malicious ads and rogue websites. Jamf Threat Labs researchers analyzed info stealer malware attacks targeting macOS users via malicious ads and rogue websites. One of the attacks spotted by the researchers relied on sponsored ads proposed to the users while searching […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 10, 2024
macOS Backdoor RustDoor likely linked to Alphv/BlackCat ransomware operations

Bitdefender Researchers linked a new macOS backdoor, named RustDoor, to the Black Basta and Alphv/BlackCat ransomware operations. Researchers from Bitdefender discovered a new macOS backdoor, dubbed RustDoor, which appears to be linked to ransomware operations Black Basta and Alphv/BlackCat. RustDoor is written in Rust language and supports multiple features. The malware impersonates a Visual Studio […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 22, 2024
Backdoored pirated applications targets Apple macOS users

Researchers warned that pirated applications have been employed to deliver a backdoor to Apple macOS users. Jamf Threat Labs researchers warned that pirated applications have been utilized to distribute a backdoor to Apple macOS users. The researchers noticed that the apps appear similar to ZuRu malware, they allow operators to download and execute multiple payloads […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 06, 2024
Experts spotted a new macOS Backdoor named SpectralBlur linked to North Korea

Researchers discovered a macOS backdoor, called SpectralBlur, which shows similarities with a North Korean APT’s malware family. Security researcher Greg Lesnewich discovered a backdoor, called SpectralBlur, that targets Apple macOS. The backdoor shows similarities with the malware family KANDYKORN (aka SockRacket), which was attributed to the North Korea-linked Lazarus sub-group known as BlueNoroff (aka TA444). KandyKorn is an […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 20, 2023
Sophisticated JaskaGO info stealer targets macOS and Windows

JaskaGO is a new Go-based information stealer malware that targets both Windows and Apple macOS systems, experts warn. Researchers from AT&T Alien Labs uncovered a previously undetected Go-based information stealer dubbed JaskaGO that targets Windows and macOS systems. JaskaGO is a sophisticated malware that supports an extensive array of commands and can maintain persistence in different ways. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 01, 2023
Expert warns of Turtle macOS ransomware

The popular cybersecurity researcher Patrick Wardle dissected the new macOS ransomware Turtle used to target Apple devices. The popular cyber security researcher Patrick Wardle published a detailed analysis of the new macOS ransomware Turtle. Wardle pointed out that since Turtle was uploaded on Virus Total, it was labeled as malicious by 24 anti-malware solutions, suggesting […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 23, 2023
ClearFake campaign spreads macOS AMOS information stealer

Threat actors spread Atomic Stealer (AMOS) macOS information stealer via a bogus web browser update as part of the ClearFake campaign. Atomic Stealer (AMOS) macOS information stealer is now being delivered via a fake browser update chain tracked as ClearFake, Malwarebytes researchers warn. The malware focuses on macOS, designed to pilfer sensitive information from the […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 05, 2023
Lazarus targets blockchain engineers with new KandyKorn macOS Malware

North Korea-linked Lazarus group is using new KandyKorn macOS Malware in attacks against blockchain engineers. North Korea-linked Lazarus APT group were spotted using new KandyKorn macOS malware in attacks against blockchain engineers, reported Elastic Security Labs. “KandyKorn is an advanced implant with a variety of capabilities to monitor, interact with, and avoid detection. It utilizes […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 07, 2023
A malvertising campaign is delivering a new version of the macOS Atomic Stealer

Researchers spotted a new malvertising campaign targeting Mac users with a new version of the macOS stealer Atomic Stealer. Malwarebytes researchers have observed a new malvertising campaign distributing an updated version of the popular Atomic Stealer (AMOS) for Mac. The Atomic Stealer first appeared in the threat landscape in April 2023. In April Cyble Research […]