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Nearly 30 000 Apple Macs Have Been Found To Have A Mysterious Malware

Nearly 30 000 Apple Macs Have Been Found To Have A Mysterious Malware. Technology has helped humanity advance its life beyond what anyone could have imagined. It has shaped the way in which people do the basic things such as communication, working and buying and selling products or services. The development of computers saw the rise of the internet and digital technology. To access this users have to provide their information to the companies that offer this services. Even though tight security measures are put to secure people’s information, hackers can still write new codes that override a company security system. It is therefore essential that people know if their information is compromised or not as this might lead to crimes such as fraud. Some hackers may not want to access information but would want to sabotage an organisation’s products. This might be the case with the malware that was found in Apple’s products.

Security researchers have discovered a mysterious malware on nearly 30 000 Apple Macs and they have no idea what this is for and how is this virus going to infect the devices. “So far, though, there are no signs the self-destruct feature has been used, raising the question of why the mechanism exists,” Ars Technica first reported about the presence of malware citing security researchers.

According to Independent Online researchers from cyber security firm Red Canary said, “Though we haven’t observed Silver Sparrow delivering additional malicious payloads yet, its forward-looking M1 chip compatibility, global reach, relatively high infection rate, and operational maturity suggest Silver Sparrow is a reasonably serious threat.”

The malware has been found in 153 countries with heavy detection reported in the US, the UK, Canada, France and Germany.

“To me, the most notable thing is that it was found on almost 30K macOS endpoints… and these are only endpoints the MalwareBytes can see, so the number is likely way higher,” Patrick Wardle, a macOS security expert told Independent Online.

By Thomas Chiothamisi

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