‘Malware’ attacks on Mac grow 60% in first 3 months of 2019

The attacks of ‘malware’ on Mac increase more than 60% in the first three months of 2019 and the increase in cybercrime has been observed

04-25-2019, 4:39:31 PM

‘Attacksmalware‘ in Mac They have grown 62% in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the fourth quarter of 2018, and there is an increase in new tactics that use open source to create backdoors that allow cybercriminals to infect devices, according to the latest report from Malwarebytes.

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The tactics and techniques report of cybercrime quarterly security company Malwarebytes It is based on data extracted from its ‘productssoftware‘For companies and consumers from January 1 to March 31, 2019, as explained in the report.

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This report shows that the volume of ‘Malware’ specific to Mac increased 62% between the fourth quarter of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019; within this increase in threats, the most significant is the growth of 201% of ‘adware‘ for macOS.

The ‘malware‘ for Mac most important in this period was PCVARK, and after which they are located MacKeeper, MacBooster. On the other hand, a family of ‘adware‘Call NewTab managed to ascend to fourth place in terms of number of attacks from the 60th position in which it was located.

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The report also includes that Mac was exposed to new types of attack methods throughout this quarter, such as the use of Open Source to create backdoors, miners of cryptocurrencies malicious and executable of Windows discovered on the desk of macOS.

In addition, the theft of electronic wallets of Bitcoin Y Etherium The platform is estimated at 2.3 million dollars (2 million euros), although the report reflects the decline in this type of attack, which exploits a vulnerability in the ‘wallet

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