HandBrake hacked to drop new variant of Proton malware

maandag 8 mei 2017 in The Safe Mac (Backup & Security)

Last year, the Transmission torrent app was hacked not just once, but twice, to install the KeRanger ransomware and, later, the Keydnap backdoor. Now, the same thing has happened to the popular DVD-ripping HandBrake app, which is installing a new va…

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Snake malware ported from Windows to Mac

vrijdag 5 mei 2017 in The Safe Mac (Backup & Security)

Snake, also known as Turla and Uroburos, is backdoor malware that has been around and infecting Windows systems since at least 2008. It is thought to be Russian governmental malware and on Windows is highly-sophisticated. It was even seen infecting …

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Another OSX.Dok dropper found installing new backdoor

maandag 1 mei 2017 in The Safe Mac (Backup & Security)

This morning, Adam Thomas, a Malwarebytes researcher, found a variant of the OSX.Dok dropper that behaves altogether differently and installs a completely different payload. Read the full story on Malwarebytes Labs

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New OSX.Dok malware intercepts web traffic

vrijdag 28 april 2017 in The Safe Mac (Backup & Security)

Most Mac malware tends to be unsophisticated. Although it has some rather unpolished and awkward aspects, a new piece of Mac malware, dubbed OSX.Dok, breaks out of that typical mold. Read the full story on Malwarebytes Labs

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iCloud support scams

dinsdag 25 april 2017 in The Safe Mac (Backup & Security)

A Malwarebytes employee has spotted a new iCloud scam attempt. Twice in one day, she received unsolicited phone calls, supposedly from Apple Support, claiming that her iCloud account had been hacked “by Russian hackers,” and asking for her account i…

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Hackers threaten to wipe Apple devices

donderdag 23 maart 2017 in The Safe Mac (Backup & Security)

According to a report from Motherboard, a group of hackers calling themselves “Turkish Crime Family” is threatening to remotely erase devices belonging to hundreds of millions of Apple customers. They will do this on April 7, they say, if Apple does…

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Mac security facts and fallacies

donderdag 9 maart 2017 in The Safe Mac (Backup & Security)

There are many Mac security myths circulating on forums, blogs and other places. So how can you tell if the advice you’re reading is fact or fallacy? Read on to find out!

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Two new Mac backdoors discovered

woensdag 1 maart 2017 in The Safe Mac (Backup & Security)

On Valentine’s Day, Mac users got a special “treat” in the form of new malware. Then, later that same week, there were signs of yet another piece of malware looming. These threats were overshadowed a bit by the discovery last week of the second rans…

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Decrypting after a Findzip ransomware infection

dinsdag 28 februari 2017 in The Safe Mac (Backup & Security)

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. Read the full story on Malwarebyt…

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New Mac ransomware on piracy sites

donderdag 23 februari 2017 in The Safe Mac (Backup & Security)

February has been a relatively busy month in the world of Mac malware, and now it has gotten busier with the appearance of the second piece of ransomware ever to affect macOS. Fortunately, this is quite poor ransomware that will only bite those who …

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