MaMi! New malware that hijacks any Apple macOS
Here's how can you protect your device:
Our cybersecurity team just obtained a new piece of malware that affects macOS devices. The new malware named MaMi has been used multiple platforms for distribution like several websites, fake security alerts, fake emails, pop-ups, fake websites and social engineering attacks.
MaMi is described by our cybersecurity team to be a DNS changer/hijacker. Once identified this malware had been already included in our malware database, our CyberByte Antivirus for Mac is now able to detect this malware strain.
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Our researchers also say that this malware is not only a DNS hijacker, but other inactive functions have also been found in its code. Once these functions are activated by the cybercriminals trough their C&C Server the malware capabilities will be extended, and it will take screenshots, hijack mouse settings and events, executing all type of commands and download or upload files which means that it could hijack the entire device if it is fully activated.
The method of attack used by MaMi is quite simple, our experts say, after tricking the victim to install the app in its device the malware uses the security tool to install new certificates from a remote host owned by the hackers. Once the new root certificates are installed, and the DNS is hijacked the cybercriminals can do multiple malicious actions like MiTMA traffic to steal sensitive data, login credentials or inject various ads.
Our cybersecurity expert says that every user should check if MaMi has compromised its macOS system. This can be done very easy! By looking into the DNS Setting and see if the server is now set to 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11.
He also says that the threat can be quickly eliminated by a top antivirus that has its signatures database updated. Every user can keep its system and data safe by following this good quick tips: Only download software from official markets and never open any suspicious links on the internet or received by mail without having a robust security solution installed on your systems.
CyberByte Antivirus comes in two flavors:
MacOS Version - the free download Mac antivirus available on our website (https://mac.cyberbyte.org)
Windows Version - the free download Windows antivirus available on our website (https://pc.cyberbyte.org)
The free antivirus is with limited features.
The procedure is simple:
Just free download antivirus from CyberByte website either for Mac or Windows. Install it using the antivirus installer package. Windows and Mac users will free malware scan their devices. The scan duration depends on how many files the end user has. CyberByte antivirus will show if any files are infected after the scan is finished.