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macOS Malware Spread Via Fake Symantec Blog

21
Nov
2017
macOS Malware Spread Via Fake Symantec Blog

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A newly observed variant of the macOS-targeting Proton malware is spreading through a blog spoofing that of legitimate security company Symantec.

The actor behind this threat created symantecblog[dot]com, a good imitation of the real Symantec blog, and even mirrored content from the original. On this blog, a post about a new version of CoinThief, a piece of malware from 2014, promotes an application called “Symantec Malware Detector,” while in fact distributing OSX.Proton instead.

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