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Russians Aim Malware Attacks At Apple Mac’s

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One reason so many people love using Apple products is the theory that they’re more secure than Windows gadgets. Let’s face it, in the past, whenever you heard about a major virus making the rounds, most likely it was targeting Microsoft devices. That seems to be changing now.

Since Apple products are more popular than ever, hackers are starting to focus their attacks on them. We recently told you how Windows malware is now targeting Macs with the oldest trick in the book. Now, a new version of malware has been discovered that is also targeting Mac users.

How Russian hackers are targeting Mac users

Researchers with Bitdefender Labs found Mac-native backdoor malware and have linked it to Russian hackers. They believe it’s the same group accused of hacking the Democratic National Committee (DNC) last year. Microsoft tags the hackers, code-named Fancy Bear, as the group associated with more zero-day exploits than any other tracked group in 2016.

By Kim Komando, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, Feb. 19, 2017

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