Mac malware combines EmPyre backdoor and XMRig miner

New Mac malware is using the EmPyre backdoor and the XMRig cryptominer to drain processor power—and possibly worse.

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Mac cryptocurrency ticker app installs backdoors

A Mac application named CoinTicker has been found installing two different backdoors, capable of keylogging, data theft, execution of arbitrary commands, and more.

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An in-depth malware analysis of QuantLoader

QuantLoader is a Trojan downloader that has been used in campaigns serving a range of malware, including ransomware, Banking Trojans, and RATs. In this post, we’ll take a high-level look at the campaign flow, as well as a deep dive into how the malware executes.

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Going dark: encryption and law enforcement

There’s been a lot of talk recently about encryption and how law enforcement can’t convict criminals without encryption keys. We beg to differ.

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HandBrake hacked to drop new variant of Proton malware

The website of the popular HandBrake DVD-ripping app has been hacked, and for 4 days, a maliciously-modified copy of the app was installing a new variant of the mysterious Proton malware.

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Mobile Menace Monday: Adups, old and new

Recently, Kryptowire discovered a malicious app found on China-made mobile devices running the Android OS. This is a baked-in system app used to update the device’s firmware but is found to also steal personal information, among other things.

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