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Researchers discover frightening new strain of macOS malware

February 23, 2023

Via: BGR

There’s a new piece of malware floating around that specifically targets macOS users. Now before you get up in arms and rush to update your operating system — which you should do periodically regardless — it’s worth mentioning that this particular piece of malware is embedded in pirated versions of Final Cut Pro. In other words, if you’re not using torrent sites, you have nothing to worry about.

How researchers discovered the macOS malware

The threat was first unearthed by Jamf Threat Labs. The company notes that during some routine security monitoring, they stumbled across a crypto-mining tool that operated in the background when running a pirated version of Final Cut Pro.

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