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Mac malware spying on biomedical research


A newly discovered Mac malware dubbed “Fruitfly” with some very old coding is found targeting biomedical research institutions for at least two years without being detected.
The malware is able to perform various tasks including capturing webcam and screenshots from both  Mac and Linux systems, grabbing screen sizes and mouse cursor positions, allowing for remote control by a hacker. Furthermore the malware can also collect information about other devices connected to the same network as the infected Mac, and then tries to connect to them.
Fortunately Apple has released an update for macOS to address “Fruitfly”.
 
Source:
SC Magazine
 
Zdnet
 
Computer World
 
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