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Nearly 30,000 Macs worldwide have been infected with mysterious malware, according to researchers at security firm Red Canary.
The issue was somewhat confounding to Red Canary researchers, who said it’s not clear what the malware’s goal is. In a blog post, the firm said itdid not observe the malware delivering “malicious payloads” — essentially, harmful actions against a device.
The malware, which the company calls Silver Sparrow, does not “exhibit the behaviors that we’ve come to expect from the usual adware that so often targets macOS systems,” Tony Lambert, an intelligence analyst at Red Canary wrote.