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Old 03-02-18, 00:07
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Default New Mac cryptominer distributed via a MacUpdate hack

This report comes from Malwarebytes Labs:

New Mac cryptominer distributed via a MacUpdate hack - Malwarebytes Labs | Malwarebytes Labs
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Early this morning, security researcher Arnaud Abbati of SentinelOne tweeted about new Mac malware being distributed via MacUpdate. This malware, which Abbati has named OSX.CreativeUpdate, is a new cryptocurrency miner, designed to sit in the background and use your computer’s CPU to mine the Monero currency.

Finally, be aware that the old adage that “Macs don’t get viruses,” which has never been true, is proven to be increasingly false....

.... Do not let yourself believe that Macs don’t get infected, as that will make you more vulnerable.
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