malware

Apple’s Xcode Being Used in New Malware Attack on Macs

While they've been around since the beginning, computer viruses have taken on a whole new level of maliciousness in the 21st century. According to Apple Insider, a brand new set of malware has been discovered attacking Safari and other browsers in several new Xcode projects. Trend Micro security researchers who made the discovery are having a...

45,000 Android Devices Affected by New ‘Unremovable’ xHelper Malware

A new Android malware strain dubbed xHelper, which according to Symantec, has now infected a total of 45,000 devices since it was first discovered back in March, seems to have become nearly impossible to remove. As reported by Malwarebytes, the malware keeps reinstalling itself even after a factory reset (via ZDNet). With most new infections being...

FBI Urges Everyone Reset Routers to Protect From Russian Malware

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is urging all small business and home router owners to reboot their devices to protect them from a newly-discovered malware system. According to a new report from Global News, the FBI announced Friday that Russian hackers have created a malware system which has infected hundreds of thousands of routers. The malware system, dubbed "VPNFilter,"...

How to Identify and Remove ‘mshelper’ Mac Malware

If your Mac seems to be running with a significantly reduced battery life for no reason or the fan seems to be in overdrive, it might be advisable to check for a certain malware that is currently making the rounds. According to a new report from 9to5Mac, people have been describing a certain process called "mshelper"...

‘Fruitfly’ Malware for macOS Variant Still Infecting Computers

A mysterious piece of malware has been infecting hundreds of Mac computers for years — and no one noticed until a few months ago. A piece of Mac malware, called Fruitfly, was first discovered and patched by Apple back in January 2017, says Synack security researcher Patrick Wardle, who spoke to Ars Technica ahead of a talk at...

Source Code for Various Panic Apps Stolen via HandBrake Malware

Earlier this month, the HandBrake team posted a security alert after learning one of their mirror download servers was hacked. The attacker was successfully able to replace the Mac version of the app with a malicious version. In a blog post shared today, Panic developer and co-founder Steven Frank said he downloaded the infected version of...

Windows Malware ‘Snake’ Targeting Macs Disguised as Adobe Flash Installer

Commonly referred to as ‘Snake', ‘Turla' or sometimes ‘Uroboros’, the long targeting Windows malware is now reportedly targeting the Mac users disguised as an Adobe Flash Player installer, security website Malwarebytes is reporting (via AppleInsider). Wrapped inside a ZIP file labeled "Install Adobe Flash Player.app.zip”, the malware tries to trick macOS's Gatekeeper feature, although Apple has already revoked the...

Russian Cyberspies Allegedly Linked to Mac Spyware ‘Xagent’

Russian cyberspies known as APT28 have created a Mac version of their famous Xagent malware, which already has versions for Windows, iOS, and Android. The XAgentOSX malware, as the group calls it, includes several artifacts and shared components that link it to its Windows version, according to Bitdefender and Palo Alto researchers, who discovered attacks...