Virulent Windows ‘XLoader’ malware is now on macOS

A particularly powerful malware tool called XLoader has been ported to the Mac, and users can be tricked into giving it access to passwords, clipboard, and allowing it to take screenshots.

Malware on Mac is still a small-scale threat compared to Windows, but it is growing, and there have even been Apple Silicon versions. Now the infamous XLoader malware for Windows has been detected on Macs.”While there might be a gap between Windows and MacOS malware, the gap is slowly closing over time. The truth is that MacOS malware is becoming bigger and more dangerous,” said Yaniv Balmas of Check Point Security, which discovered the macOS version, told Bleeping Computer.

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