More malware found to target Apple Silicon Macs

More malware affecting Apple Silicon Macs has been uncovered, but researchers have spotted that it is lacking a malicious payload, for the moment.

It seems that there may be more malware aimed at Apple’s M1-based Macs than previously thought. Following the initial reports of the first M1 malware found in the wild, it seems that there are more infections of malware, but of a particularly toothless variety.Early in February, researchers from Red Canary discovered a strain of macOS malware that used LaunchAgent to make its presence, much like some other forms of malware. What was of interest to the researchers was that the malware behaved differently from typical adware, due to how it used JavaScript for execution.

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