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macOS Malware Spread Via Fake Symantec Blog

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.

The domain’s registration information appears to be legitimate, with the same name and address as those used by Symantec, but the email address shows that something is off. Furthermore, the certificate used for the site is a legitimate SSL certificate issued by Comodo and not by Symantec’s own certificate authority.

Links to the fake blog have been spreading on Twitter via both fake and legitimate accounts, Malwarebytes reports. It is possible that the actor behind this campaign used stolen...(continued)

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