New Malware Is Undetectable: DNS Hijacker Targeting Apple macOS
A security researcher has revealed details of a new piece of undetectable malware targeting Apple’s Mac computers—reportedly first macOS malware of 2018.
Dubbed OSX/MaMi, an unsigned Mach-O 64-bit executable, the malware is somewhat similar to DNSChanger that infected millions of computers across the world in 2012.
DNSChanger typically changes DNS server settings on infected computers, allowing attackers to route internet traffic through malicious servers and intercept sensitive information.
First appeared in a managed services forum, a user posted a query regarding an unknown infection that infected his friend’s computer that silently changed DNS settings on infected macOS to 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 addresses.
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