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MacOS Cryptomining Malware On The Rise
By: Phillip Stokes originally appeared on SentinelOne
Following on from our introduction to Cryptojacking, let’s take a closer look at the current situation on the macOS platform.
It’s been a busy 12 months, with macOS researchers from SentinelOne, MalwareBytes and Digita Security all contributing to the discovery of a variety of Cryptojacking software on the platform. Even Apple’s App Store got involved, hosting an app that was surreptitiously mining cryptocurrency, as did malware researchers from China, proving that both malware and malware hunters truly know no borders.
Here’s a brief timeline of the major events we’ve seen so far: