Emerging Threats

Self-destructing macOS stealer is targeting wallets and cookies: Header image
Mac stealer malware continues to increase and is becoming one of the biggest threats in Apple environments. As Moonlock reported in early 2024, stealers rank high in the top 10 macOS security threats for...
Mar 5, 2024
4 min read
Apple Shortcuts vulnerability allows hackers to steal private data: Header image
Researchers have figured out a way to bypass a key security framework that macOS and iOS use to secure what data and systems an app can control. The vulnerability lies within the Shortcuts app,...
Feb 29, 2024
4 min read
New iOS trojan steals Face ID data to access bank accounts: Header image
The GoldFactory gang, a group of cybercriminals known for their banking malware targeting Android devices, has created a trojan targeting iOS users. Once this malware breaches iPhone devices, it can steal biometric data,...
Feb 20, 2024
6 min read
New backdoor linked to ransomware groups is targeting macOS: Header image
Mac malware is on the rise, and the trend is only accelerating. A new Bitdefender investigation has uncovered a new backdoor that has been operating undetected for the past 3 months in macOS...
Feb 15, 2024
5 min read
New malware found in cracked macOS apps: Header image
Jamf Threat Labs has reported that they’ve discovered a new malware campaign using pirated applications as the attack vector. Cracked versions of applications, popular among Mac users, are being hosted by a Chinese...
Jan 25, 2024
6 min read
Atomic Stealer for macOS has been updated to bypass detection: Header image
Atomic Stealer (AMOS), a piece of malware popular among cybercriminals that target Mac devices, has been updated, making it more difficult to detect.  As Moonlock reported in November 2023, AMOS was tricking Mac...
Jan 17, 2024
4 min read
New backdoor SpectralBlur is targeting Mac devices: Header image
SpectralBlur, a backdoor linked to North Korean state-backed threat actors, has claimed the title of the “first malware of 2024” and specifically targets Mac devices.  On January 4, Greg Lesnewich, senior threat researcher...
Jan 11, 2024
3 min read
Russian hackers are stealing data in a major phishing campaign: Header image
International media are warning users about a new phishing campaign carried out by hacker group Star Blizzard, which is linked to the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB). Let’s break down who Star Blizzard is, what...
Dec 21, 2023
5 min read
Data of 2.5 million people stolen in Norton Healthcare breach (Header image)
It has been about seven months since Norton Healthcare — a leading United States healthcare organization serving Greater Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Kentucky — first reported a security incident in May. Now, in...
Dec 15, 2023
5 min read
New adware Pipidae is spreading on macOS devices: Header image
For the past month, Mac users have been complaining on social media and forums about an annoying popup. This macOS security popup takes over screens, giving out the following warning: “Pipidae will damage...
Dec 7, 2023
4 min read