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From: J.F. Sebastian7/22/2021 11:15:32 AM
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Crossposted from Apple Product Help :

dangerous XLoader malware infects Macs

Nasty new malware that has migrated from its Windows origins to attacking Macs is stealthy, widespread, and dangerous, as it can “harvest log-in credentials, collect screenshots, log keystrokes and execute malicious files.”

MacOS Being Picked Apart by $49 XLoader Data Stealer

There’s a new version of the old FormBook form-stealer and keylogger that’s added Mac users to its hit list, and it’s selling like hotcakes on underground markets for as low as $49. It’s not only cheap; it’s easy. The data stealer is distributed in the form of malware-as-a-service (MaaS) and stands out from competing malware by being drop-dead simple to use, outfitting even code dummies with a multipurpose malware tool.

In a report posted on Wednesday, analysts at Check Point Research (CPR) said that the new strain of FormBook – which mainly targeted Windows users when it first popped up on hacking forums in 2016 – is named XLoader…

Check Point recommends that we can all stop feeding XLoader’s success rate by following some standard-issue precautions for both Mac and Windows users:
Don’t open suspicious attachments.Stay off of suspicious websites.Use third-party protection software to help identify and prevent malicious behavior on your computer.As far as detection and removal goes, this malware is notoriously tough to detect, though AnyRun does offer the following video for instructions on detecting FormBook…
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