macOS XLoader Malware


by Artie Kaye

The malware as a service XLoader has a new variant for Mac systems, currently masquerading as OfficeNote.dmg. When opened, the user will receive an error message while the information stealing program is installed in the background. It will access saved passwords in various browsers and information stored in the clipboard.  As of writing this, the behind the scenes Mac security scanner does not recognize this malware. 

Remember, do not run any programs or open any files you are not sure of. Virus or malware scanning programs can help identify problematic files, but new ones are being developed regularly, so it is important to practice good cyberhygiene. It doesn’t matter what operating system you are on.

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