There is a popular stereotype that Apple computers are largely immune to malware. Not only is this incorrect, but it seems that savvy hackers may have been coaxing robbery or throwing down nasty thoughts, and they need to cover their tracks.As Technology studio According to the report, security researchers from Malwarebytes and Red Canary have discovered a mysterious malware that is hidden on nearly 30,000 Mac computers. The malware is designed to provide hitherto unknown payloads and has a self-destructive mechanism that can be deleted. Any traces that have ever existed. They call it the silver sparrow.
Fortunately, Silver Sparrow is Is not Being able to cover up its traces before being out, there is no indication that it has caused any damage. Red Canary wrote that Apple has revoked the binary file (in theory, this should prevent you from accidentally installing it yourself). But the idea of possible damage is not theoretical: they actually found these malware on Macs in the wild.
With all of this in mind, Silver Sparrow is uniquely positioned to emit potentially influential payloads in an instant, so we hope to share everything we know with the wider information security community as soon as possible.
— Red Canary (@redcanary) February 19, 2021
Researchers warn that Apple’s transition from Intel to its own silicon chips may also make it easy for other bad actors to allow malware to slip through the cracks: you can read some of their quotes here. wired story.