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New malware variant for macOS devices
B2B Cyber ​​Security ShortNews

Jamf's Threat Labs team has identified a new malware variant that targets macOS devices. The malware, called ObjCShellz, is attributed to the financially motivated hacker group BlueNoroff APT from North Korea. The malware differs from previous BlueNoroff attacks in several ways, but follows the group's trend of using simple remote shell functions. These latest attacks are part of the RustBucket campaign, in which BlueNoroff masquerades as an investor or headhunter and often uses domains that impersonate legitimate cryptocurrency companies to infiltrate networks. An analysis by Kaspersky has shown that in many cases the Internet addresses...

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Realst Infostealer malware infects macOS targets
Realst Infostealer malware infects macOS targets

Realst Infostealer is distributed via fake blockchain games and also targets macOS operating systems. In early July, security researcher iamdeadlyz reported on several fake blockchain games being used to infect both Windows and macOS targets with infostealers capable of emptying crypto wallets and stealing saved password and browsing data. In the case of macOS, the infostealer turned out to be a new malware written in Rust called "realst". Building on a previous analysis, SentinelLabs, the research arm of SentinelOne, identified and analyzed 59 malicious Mach-O samples of the…

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Even Apple hardware isn't secure per se
Bitdefender_News

Bitdefender Labs has evaluated global data on the threat level for macOS systems: Apple hardware is also a target for hackers. The results of the 2022 global telemetry numbers show that Apple hardware is targeted by cybercriminals, although to a lesser extent than Windows devices. The more widely used Windows or Android devices are more attractive to hackers. The results show: macOS hardware is not inherently secure. Top risks included Trojans at 51,8%, Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUA) at 25,3% and adware at 22,6%. 18 percent of all attacks...

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Test: Endpoint Protection for MacOS Ventura
AV TEST News

For more protection under MacOS Ventura, the independent test laboratory AV-TEST tested 5 solutions for corporate networks and 9 protection packages for individual users. While many products shine, a few others have some difficulties. Only recently there were reports that MacOS was becoming more of a focus for cybercriminals. In addition to new malware droppers, it was revealed that the APT group LockBit has adopted the attack code from the notorious ransomware groups BlackMatter and DarkSide to target macOS systems. Corporate protection for MacOS Ventura For the best possible protection of MacOS systems with Ventura, the AV-TEST laboratory has...

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LockBit adopts attack code for macOS targets
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According to Kaspersky cybersecurity experts, LockBit recently upgraded its multiplatform capabilities. By acquiring attack code from notorious ransomware groups BlackMatter and DarkSide, LockBit is now also targeting macOS systems. LockBit is known to attack companies around the world and cause significant financial and operational damage. The recent Kaspersky report shows LockBit's determination to expand their reach and maximize the impact of their malicious activities. BlackMatter and DarkSide code adoption The cybersecurity community has observed LockBit adopting code from other notorious ransomware groups such as BlackMatter and DarkSide. This…

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Improved security solution for Mac computers
B2B Cyber ​​Security ShortNews

The IT security manufacturer ESET has presented its latest version of ESET Cyber ​​Security for macOS. The security solution for Mac computers has numerous new and improved functions. In addition to protection against the latest cyber threats, ESET Cyber ​​Security for macOS now also offers native support for ARM. ARM processors have become increasingly popular as chipsets in recent years due to their high performance and low energy consumption. This has resulted in the ARM-based mobile computing market now surpassing the traditional x86-based market in both revenue and unit count…

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MacOS Monterey: endpoint protection solutions tested
AV TEST News

In September & October 2022, AV-TEST tested 6 endpoint protection solutions for companies under MacOS Monterey in the laboratory. In addition, 7 single-user Mac protection packages were tested. In many companies, Mac PCs form the technical backbone that needs to be protected. The independent German test institute AV-TEST tested 6 MacOS endpoint protection solutions for companies. In addition, 7 single-user packages were examined in the laboratory. In the test, the protective effect (protection), the system load (performance) and the usability (usability) were tested. MacOS endpoint solutions and single-user packages There is still far less malware for MacOS systems than for Windows systems, for example. But look...

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CISA vulnerability list grows from Microsoft and MacOS
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The CISA (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) has added six additional vulnerabilities to its list of known vulnerabilities. This list usually only includes vulnerabilities that are a common attack vector: Microsoft Windows Driver and MacOS vulnerabilities. A comment from Qualys. The addition of the vulnerabilities comes after adding two more vulnerabilities related to the Microsoft Windows Common Log File System Driver and the Apple iOS/ iPadOS/ macOS Monterey and Big Sur zero-day attacks last week. Some of the vulnerabilities are new, while others are several years old. One is even...

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Protection for MacOS Monterey: Security packages tested
AV TEST News

Unfortunately, the invulnerability of MacOS to malware such as ransomware, Trojans and the like is and will remain just a rumor. The AV-TEST laboratory tested 4 security packages for companies and 10 protection packages for individual workstations in the laboratory against new and dangerous malware. Time and time again we read in the headlines that new malware is also causing considerable damage to Macs. Attackers then slip through the browser, for example, find a way through an application update or end up in the Mac via email. After all, the statistics platform AV-ATLAS.org already knows almost 1 million different attackers for the…

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LANCOM Advanced VPN Client for macOS Big Sur and Monterey
LANCOM Advanced VPN Client for macOS Big Sur and Monterey

LANCOM Systems is now providing an update for its software VPN client for MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro & Co. The VPN client enables full remote access to a company network via highly secure IPSec VPN and any Internet connection. With the LANCOM Advanced VPN Client, employees can dial into the company network via encrypted access at any time - whether in the home office or on the go, at home or abroad. It is very easy to use: after the VPN access (Virtual Private Network) has been configured once, the secure VPN connection is set up intuitively with just one click. For additional protection ...

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