New Mac backdoor using antiquated code


The first Mac malware of 2017 was brought to my attention by an IT admin, who spotted some strange outgoing network traffic from a particular Mac. This led to the discovery of a piece of malware unlike anything I’ve seen before, which appears to have actually been in existence, undetected, for some time, and which seems to be targeting biomedical research centers.

While this probably isn’t much of a threat to most of us, the article is an interesting look into how Malwarebytes goes about investigating malware.