A week in security (Feb 6th – Feb 12th)

A round up of the last week’s notable security stories.

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Microsoft Office macro malware targets Macs

Macro malware have been around for quite some time, but have mostly just been a nuisance to Mac users. Unfortunately, that has now changed.

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MacDownloader malware targeting defense industry

Researchers Claudio Guarnieri and Collin Anderson recently discovered new Mac malware, which they have dubbed MacDownloader.

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New Mac backdoor using antiquated code

The first Mac malware of 2017 was discovered by an IT admin, who spotted some strange outgoing network traffic from a particular Mac. This led to the discovery of a new piece of malware unlike anything I’ve seen before and the first new piece of malware for the Mac in 2017.

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Tech support scam page triggers denial-of-service attack on Macs

Tech support scammers are up to dirty tricks again, trying to cause your computer to freeze by simply visiting a webpage.

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