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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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More from Malwarebytes Labs about this Mac cryptominer:

New Mac cryptominer has 23 older variants - Malwarebytes Labs | Malwarebytes Labs
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On February 1, a new Mac cryptominer was discovered being distributed via a hack of the MacUpdate website. Since then, we’ve been doing some digging and found that this isolated incident was just the tip of the iceberg. The malware delivered by the MacUpdate hack appears to be the culmination of something that has been around since at least early October of last year.

As we usually do when looking into new malware, we did some searches through the website VirusTotal—a massive crowd-sourced malware repository —to see if we could find any other variants. These searches, called “retrohunts,” don’t always turn up much, but in this case we struck gold, finding no less than 23 older variants of this malware!
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