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New ‘Cuckoo’ Persistent macOS Spyware Targeting Intel and Arm Macs
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New ‘Cuckoo’ Persistent macOS Spyware Targeting Intel and Arm Macs

A new information thief that targets Apple macOS systems has been found by cybersecurity researchers. It is intended to become persistent on infected hosts and function as spyware. The malware, which Kandji dubbed Cuckoo, is a universal Mach-O binary that can operate on Macs with Intel or Arm processors. Although there are hints that the binary is hosted on websites like dumpmedia[.]com, tunesolo[.]com, fonedog[.]com, tunesfun[.]com, and tunefab[.]com that purport to offer both free and paid versions of applications dedicated to ripping music from streaming services and converting it into the MP3 format, the precise distribution vector is currently unknown. A bash shell is launched by the disk image file that was downloaded from the websites to obtain host information and confirm...