Mac ThiefQuest malware may not be ransomware after all

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 17:20:00 +0000

We discovered a new Mac malware, ThiefQuest, that appeared to be ransomware at first glance. However, once we dug in deeper, we found out its true identity—and intention.

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New Mac ransomware spreading through piracy

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 16:09:35 +0000

We analyze a new Mac ransomware that appears to encrypt user files with a bit of a time delay.

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Mac threat detections on the rise in 2019

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2019 18:40:06 +0000

For the first time ever, Mac threats broke into Malwarebytes’ top five overall detections of 2019. Take a look at this and other telemetry that shows Mac malware is certainly on the rise.

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New Mac cryptominer Malwarebytes detects as Bird Miner runs by emulating Linux

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 15:33:38 +0000

A new Mac cryptominer we call Bird Miner was found on pirated music production software that interestingly runs via Linux. Learn how this unique malware attempts, and ultimately fails, at using stealth techniques.

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Yes, Chromebooks can and do get infected

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 15:00:57 +0000

We’ve heard people say Macs don’t get viruses for years, but we know that to be false. But what about Chromebooks? They’re totally safe, right? Think again.

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A week in security (December 10 – 16)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:58:31 +0000

A roundup of last week’s security news from December 10–16, including facial recognition technology, abandoned USB sticks, even more trouble at Facebook, Google bugs, and more.

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Flurry of new Mac malware drops in December

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:00:00 +0000

Multiple new pieces of Mac malware have appeared in December, all distributed through different means, but all opening backdoors on infected computers.

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A week in security (December 3 – 9)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:32:10 +0000

A roundup of last week’s security news from December 3–9, including a new Mac malware, new Flash zero-day vulnerability, new Malwarebytes report focusing on current undetectable malware, and breaches happening left and right.

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