Cryptocurrency Mining Trojan is Second-Most Widespread Mac Malware

A cryptocurrency-mining Trojan, DevilRobber, is currently targeting the Mac operating system (OSX).Coinbitminer - was the second-most widespread Mac malware variant in June, accounting for 21.6 percent of all detections, up from 2.4 percent in May, according to Symantec. The cause of the recent increase in infections is currently unknown. DevilRobber infects victims via malicious Mac applications distributed via BitTorrent trackers. The NJCCIC recommends all Mac users follow security best practices, such as allowing only necessary services and connections from the internet and blocking all others, applying the Principle of Least Privilege, and keeping operating system patch levels up-to-date.

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