Criminal interest in MacOS continues to grow, with malware authors churning out more threats that target users of the popular OS. Case in point: A new variant of a Mac backdoor (detected by Trend Micro as Backdoor.MacOS.NUKESPED.A) attributed to the cybercriminal group Lazarus, which was observed targeting Korean users with a macro-embedded Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
Similarities to an earlier Lazarus iteration
We analyzed a malicious sample first discovered by Twitter user cyberwar_15, and found that it used an Excel document with an embedded macro, which is similar to a previous attack by the Lazarus group.
Source: Trend Micro