Mac Backdoor Linked to Lazarus Targets Korean Users

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.

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Source: Trend Micro