Mac Cybercrime

Mac malware OSX.Proton strikes again - The hackers responsible for the Mac malware OSX.Proton have struck again, this time infecting a copy of the Elmedia Player app.
A new kind of Apple phishing scam - A new method for phishing Apple ID passwords on iOS would be indistinguishable from a real iOS password request—what are the ramifications?
Keychain vulnerability in macOS - On Monday, Patrick Wardle, a respected security researcher at Synack and owner of Objective-See, sent a tweet about a keychain vulnerability he had found in macOS High Sierra. As his tweet showed, it is possible for a malicious app to extract, and then exfiltrate, keychain data from High Sierra, with passwords clearly exposed in plain text.
iCloud support scams - Stay on the lookout for a new iCloud scam. A Malwarebytes employee reported receiving multiple calls claiming to be from Apple Support and asking for her credentials.
Hackers threaten to wipe Apple devices - According to a report from Motherboard, a group of hackers calling themselves
Two new Mac backdoors discovered - On Valentine's Day, Mac users got a special
Decrypting after a Findzip ransomware infection - The Findzip ransomware was discovered on February 22, 2017. At that time, it was thought that files would be irreversibly encrypted by this ransomware, with no chance of decryption. Turns out, that's not quite true.
Calendar spam on Apple systems - Update (12/13/2016): Apple has added a Report Junk link on iCloud.com, to allow you to report these spam events as junk. Use this feature to remove the events at this point. It is a good bet that Apple will add a similar option to the Calendar app on macOS and iOS in a future update....
Mac malware OSX.Keydnap steals keychain - A new piece of malware was a found: OSX.Keydnap. Interestingly, it turns out that this malware could be in some way related to some prominent Windows banking malware.

The new Mac malware known as OSX.Keydnap installs via a new twist on an old theme. The

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