Archive for the ‘Mac malware’ Category

New Mac Malware Targets Cookies to Steal From Cryptocurrency Wallets

February 1st, 2019
Mac users need to beware of a newly discovered piece of malware that steals their web browser cookies and credentials in an attempt to withdraw funds from their cryptocurrency exchange accounts. Dubbed CookieMiner due to its capability of stealing cookies-related to cryptocurrency exchanges, the malware has specifically been designed to target Mac users and is believed to be based on

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Watch Out! First-Ever Word Macro Malware for Apple Mac OS Discovered in the Wild

February 10th, 2017

After targeting Windows-based computers over the past few years, hackers are now shifting their interest to Macs as well.

The emergence of the first macro-based Word document attack against Apple’s macOS platform is the latest example to prove this.

The concept of Macros dates back to 1990s. You might be familiar with the message that reads: “Warning: This document contains macros.”

Macro is a

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First Mac OS X Ransomware Targets Apple Users

March 7th, 2016

Mac users, even you are not left untouched!

The World’s first fully functional Ransomware targeting OS X operating system has been landed on Macs.

Ransomware – one of the fastest-growing cyber threats – encrypts the important documents and files on infected machines and then asks victims to pay ransoms in digital currencies so they can regain access to their data.

Though Ransomware

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VirusTotal now Scans Mac OS X Apps for Malware

November 19th, 2015

Do Mac Computers Get Viruses?

Yes, Of Course, they do! 

According to stats, malware for MAC OS X has appeared five times more in 2015 alone than the previous five years combined.

As malware for Macs is becoming more common, Google has decided to add support for Mac  OS X malware detection to its VirusTotal web-based service.

VirusTotal — launched in 2004 and acquired by Google in

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