North Korean hackers target Apple computers with new malware variant
BlueNoroff group’s recent MacOS focus suggests DPRK threat groups are directing efforts at specific systems, expert says
A North Korean cybercrime group is targeting Apple computers with a new malware variant, according to security researchers, in the latest campaign to venture beyond the DPRK’s traditional focus on Microsoft Windows.
The new malware is likely used to manually run commands after compromising systems as part of the state-backed BlueNoroff group’s RustBucket campaign targeting devices running Apple’s MacOS operating system, Apple device management company Jamf said in a report Tuesday.
The firm, which reported the initial discovery of the RustBucket malware family in April, said the new variant appears different from
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