This malware is constantly attacking the systems of many users. Now its popularity has increased so much that hackers from 69 countries have requested to get the developed malware.
Now every hacker wants this malware
A malware available on the dark web for just over Rs 3,600 is helping hackers steal information from Mac and Windows users. Check Point Research (CPR) reported that a malware strain known as Xloader has been developed to steal the information of Mac OS users. For as little as $49 on the darknet, hackers can purchase licenses for new malware that has the ability to harvest log-in credentials, collect screenshots, log keystrokes, and corrupt computer files.
About 53 percent of the affected people live in the US, which includes both Mac and Windows users. Hackers from 69 countries have requested to obtain the developed malware. The researchers noted that victims were tricked into downloading malware strains through fake emails containing misogynistic Microsoft Office documents.
Yaniv Balmas, Head of Cyber Research at Check Point Software, said that this malware is far more mature and sophisticated than its predecessors and supports various operating systems, especially macOS computers. Historically, macOS malware has not been so common. They usually fall under the category of ‘spyware’, which does not cause much damage.
While there may be a difference between Windows and Mac OS malware, over time this distinction is slowly closing. FormBook was rebranded to Xloader in 2020. Over the past six months, CPR studied Xloader’s activities, learning that XLoader is prolific, targeting not only Windows, but CPR’s surprise, Mac users as well.
To avoid infection, the researchers advise both Mac and Windows users not to open suspicious attachments, avoid visiting suspicious websites, and third-party security software to help detect and prevent malicious behavior on their computers. use.
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