macOS users targeted by new Lazarus attack

If you’re into cryptocurrency trading, you might want to pay attention, because a new malware is making rounds that’s stealing people’s money from crypto exchanges.

And no, macOS is not safe either, there’s a version for Apple’s operating system, as well. Kaspersky Lab’s researchers from the Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) announced they discovered malware dubbed AppleJeus.

In essence, it is a Trojan, but works on an interesting principle. The program that the victim initially downloads isn’t malicious. At first, it looks legit, and its (fake) goal is to provide cryptocurrency trading services. However, in the background it collects data on the system, and if it deems the system a good target, an ‘updater’ turns on, installing the malicious code as an update.

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Source: ITPro Portal