Windows Malware Runs on Macs
Trend Micro discovered a malicious Windows payload targeting Mac users and overriding Mac’s built-in protection Gatekeeper, which only checks for native Mac files. The Mac installer contains a suspicious EXE file and, when executed, collects system information and sends it to the C&C server, which could potentially be used for other attacks or infection attempts. The US is one of several countries targeted. The NJCCIC advises users to refrain from downloading any files, programs, or software from unofficial channels or sites; and ensure hardware, software, and anti-virus/anti-malware are up-to-date. Trend Micro provides technical details and behaviors of this malware here.