North Korean hackers infect real 2FA app to compromise Macs

Hackers have hidden malware in a legitimate two-factor authentication (2FA) app for macOS to distribute Dacls, a remote access trojan associated with the North Korean Lazarus group.

Dacls has been used to target Windows and Linux platforms and the recently discovered RAT variant for macOS borrows from them much of the functionality and code.

The threat actor planted the malware in the freely available MinaOTP application that is prevalent among Chinese users. A sample of its weaponized version with the name TinkaOTP was uploaded from Hong Kong last month to the VirusTotal scanning service.

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Source: Bleeping Computer