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30K Macs are infected with ‘Silver Sparrow’ virus and no one knows why – Macworld

Security researcher Red Canary has discovered a new malware target at Macs running both Intel and M1 chips but there’s a twist: It doesn’t actually do anything.

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Macs and viruses arent all that common, but the one that was recently discovered by researchers is even less so. Security researcher Red Canary has published information about a new activity cluster that has infected 29,139 Macs across more than 150 countries but is missing one key ingredient: a reason to be.
In the report, Red Canary and Malwarebytes outline a new strain of macOS malware called Silver Sparrow that affects both Intel and Apple silicon processors. The companies have determined that…

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